What I learned from failing

By greendot | September 18, 2018

By Cristina de Jesus Last month, I shared a reflection with New Schools Venture Fund (NSFV) on several of the lessons I’ve learned in the past 18 years of operating schools in Los Angeles. Today, I want to underscore and elaborate on those lessons learned. It’s really hard to talk about failure, but it’s also a personal…

Special Education is an Equity Issue and it Requires Investment

By greendot | September 18, 2018

By Bree Dusseault Last month, The Seattle Times asked whether charter schools in Washington truly serve students with special needs. Data showed that the answer was a resounding “yes” – a reflection of both the state’s well-designed charter school law working in practice, and charter school operators’ commitment to accepting and assisting students from all backgrounds…

5 Things That Make a High-Quality Public School

By greendot | August 21, 2018

By Megan Quaile In the education world, we use a lot of buzzwords like “personalized learning” or “student success” or “accountability and transparency” when describing a seemingly simple concept: what makes a good public school. For more than a decade I have been working in public education, serving as a school leader and advocate for…