Veronica Crespin-Palmer

Guest Blogger

Co-Founder and CEO, RISE Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Veronica Crespin-Palmer is the Co-Founder and CEO of RISE Colorado, which works to educate, engage and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system. Veronica has over 15 years of experience as an organizer, teacher, teacher coach and social entrepreneur, and is a 2018 Inaugural Obama Fellow and a 2019 Pahara-Aspen Fellow.

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Posted Sep. 13, 2019

Families Are the ‘Sleeping Giant’ That Will Redefine Education

It’s no surprise that I work in education. It’s in my blood. My grandmother Alberta, a proud Chicana, lived in…

By Veronica Crespin-Palmer

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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