Xochitl Avellan

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Director of the Administrator-in-Residence Program, Green Dot Public Schools

Los Angeles, California

Xochitl Avellan is currently director of the administrator-in-residence program at Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles. She has nearly two decades of experience in K-12 education and has held positions spanning from the classroom to school site administration.

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Posted Sep. 15, 2015

I Wanted Better Schools for Our Kids So Now I’m Helping Build Them

As I consider the recent efforts to deny children access to charter schools in states from Washington to Rhode Island, I think about…

By Xochitl Avellan

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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