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Expertise: K-12 education

Lisette Partelow is the senior 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
Ending K-12 Education Funding Inequity: Public Education Opportunity GrantsCenter for American ProgressMarch 4, 2021
An Overview of the Teacher Alternative Certification Sector Outside of Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressDecember 7, 2020
Fact Sheet: Public Education Opportunity GrantsCenter for American ProgressNovember 23, 2020
A First 100 Days Agenda for K-12 EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 20, 2020
Public Education Opportunity GrantsCenter for American ProgressOctober 8, 2020
Why K-12 Education Needs More Federal Stimulus FundingCenter for American ProgressJuly 21, 2020
What To Make of Declining Enrollment in Teacher Preparation ProgramsCenter for American ProgressDecember 3, 2019
Successful Implementation of High-Quality Instructional MaterialsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2019
10 K-12 Education Policy Questions Every Presidential Candidate Should AnswerCenter for American ProgressSeptember 10, 2019
Student Debt: An Overlooked Barrier to Increasing Teacher DiversityCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2019
A Quality Education for Every ChildCenter for American ProgressJuly 2, 2019
Strikes Driving Change in States With Lowest-Paid TeachersCenter for American ProgressApril 16, 2019
Fear of strikes forcing states to give teachers much-needed raisesThe HillMarch 12, 2019
Trump’s Education Budget Ignores Needs of Students and SchoolsCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2019
A Looming Legislative Backlash Against Teacher Strikes? Why Walkouts Could Become Illegal in Some States, With Strikers Facing Fines, Jail, or Loss of Their LicenseThe 74February 18, 2019
11 Ways New Governors Can Lead on Education Through Executive ActionsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 10, 2019
The Trump Administration’s Harsh Immigration Policies Are Harming SchoolchildrenCenter for American ProgressNovember 30, 2018
Fixing Chronic Disinvestment in K-12 SchoolsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2018
Curriculum Reform in the Nation’s Largest School DistrictsCenter for American ProgressAugust 29, 2018
Fact Sheet: Yes, Increase the Salaries of All TeachersCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2018
Why Won’t America Invest in Its Teachers?Center for American ProgressMay 10, 2018
America’s Teachers Are at Their Boiling PointMorning ConsultApril 9, 2018
7 Great Education Policy Ideas for Progressives in 2018Center for American ProgressMarch 28, 2018
How To Fix the Large and Growing Latinx Teacher-Student GapCenter for American ProgressFebruary 20, 2018
Trickle-Down Cuts to EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2017
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