Ref Rodriguez

Posted Sep. 29, 2015

VIDEO: Bringing Our Students Back to the Classroom

In this video I join with a former student and now teacher at Los Angeles’ PUC Charter School (of which I am a founder) to speak on the…

By Dr. Ref Rodriguez

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Posted July 24, 2015

Putting the ‘Unified’ Back into LA Unified School District

Although I am the fourth of five children, I am named after my father—mi papá. My name translates as “place of refuge.” Each day I…

By Dr. Ref Rodriguez

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Posted June 15, 2015

No One Kept Track of Me: Why This Father Supports School Choice

There wasn’t a clear path to educational success for me, but I’m hopeful that higher expectations for my two sons will pave the way to…

By Frank Saldaña

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Our Children Need Better Politicians

Can we all agree that the basic care and development of America’s children—yes, every single one of them—is a cardinal virtue that should live unbothered…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 19, 2019

Here’s How Cutting-Edge Charter School Leaders of Color Engage Families for Student Success

For decades, parents and charter school administrators have cultivated best practices to build inclusive, welcoming and student-centered school communities across the country. From single-site schools…

By Nina Rees

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Posted Nov. 15, 2019

DACA Isn’t Just a Debate to Me

Growing up undocumented with immigrant parents, I was made aware of my status and the limitations it imposed on me. I learned to always be…

By Citlali Perez

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