OPEN @ the Center for Reinventing Public Education

Our Executive Director Deirdre Johnson Burel appeared at January’s Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) Oakland Portfolio Network meeting, speaking at the “Group Action: Race, Localism, and the Portfolio Strategy” panel.

Portfolio implementation has too often been seen as an outsider strategy that displaces local people, particularly people of color. The panel examined how can city leaders address local needs and sensitivities when it comes to implementation, and how can they work to mitigate the negative impacts of interventions like downsized central offices and school turnarounds on local communities. Deirde appeared alongside Deborah McGriff, Managing Director of the New Schools Venture Fund, in a discussion facilitated by Paul Hill, CRPE’s Founder.