Expertise: K-12 education

Lisette Partelow is the director of K-12 Strategic Initiatives at American Progress. Her previous experience includes teaching first grade in Washington, D.C., working as a senior legislative assistant for Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and working as a legislative associate at the Alliance for Excellent Education. She has also worked at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor and the American Institutes for Research.

Partelow has a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a master’s degree in elementary education from George Mason University. She received a B.A. from Connecticut College.

By Lisette Partelow
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America Needs More Teachers of Color and a More Selective Teaching ProfessionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2017
The Racist Origins of Private School VouchersCenter for American ProgressJuly 12, 2017
Proposed Cuts to Medicaid Could Mean Big Cuts to School-Based Health ServicesCenter for American ProgressMarch 24, 2017
The Trump-DeVos Budget Would Dismantle Public Education, Hurting Vulnerable Kids, Working Families, and TeachersCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
Proposed Cuts to AmeriCorps Would Be Devastating for Education ReformCenter for American ProgressMarch 13, 2017
Reimagining the School DayCenter for American ProgressFebruary 23, 2017
Unqualified and DangerousU.S. News & World ReportFebruary 7, 2017
5 Reasons to Oppose Betsy DeVosU.S. News & World ReportJanuary 25, 2017
Starting StrongCenter for American ProgressJanuary 25, 2017
To Attract Great Teachers, School Districts Must Improve Their Human Capital SystemsCenter for American ProgressDecember 22, 2016
Education Is Still InequitableU.S. News & World ReportDecember 2, 2016
The Ubiquitous Nature of Implicit BiasU.S. News & World ReportOctober 19, 2016
Educator Pipeline at RiskCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2016
Teacher Shortages Are SolvableU.S. News & World ReportAugust 11, 2016
Computer Science Is Future-ProofU.S. News & World ReportJune 29, 2016
Teachers Need a Real Career PathU.S. News & World ReportMay 17, 2016
There’s No Excuse for Low Teacher PayU.S. News & World ReportApril 13, 2016
Rethinking How We Teach Our TeachersU.S. News & World ReportMarch 23, 2016
Educator EvaluationCenter for American ProgressMarch 16, 2016
Misplacing Hope in Hero TeachersU.S. News & World ReportMarch 10, 2016
What’s Next for NevadaU.S. News & World ReportJanuary 25, 2016
It’s Not So ElementaryU.S. News & World ReportNovember 24, 2015
Smart, Skilled, and StrivingCenter for American ProgressNovember 3, 2015
You’re Hired (to Teach, for the Right Reasons)U.S. News & World ReportOctober 14, 2015
Common Core Doesn’t Kill CreativityU.S. News & World ReportAugust 20, 2015
Teachers Need a RaiseU.S. News & World ReportMay 5, 2015
Leaving Room for DivergenceU.S. News & World ReportApril 15, 2015