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Saturday, September 28 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Small Victories

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What microschools can teach us

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Claire McInerny

Education Reporter for KUT News
McInerny is an education reporter for KUT, the NPR member station in Austin, where she covers schools in Austin ISD. Previously, she worked as an education reporter for NPR and PBS member stations in Indiana. McInerny won an Edward R. Murrow award for a series she wrote in 2016 about... Read More →

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Matt Candler

Founder of 4.0 Schools
Candler founded 4.0 Schools, an incubator of new schools and startups, in 2010. Previously, he helped found NYC Charter Center, the first citywide charter school incubator in the nation, and worked at the KIPP Foundation. Candler first taught in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and later... Read More →
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Catherine Fraise

Founder and Executive Director of Workspace Education
Fraise is the founder and executive director of Workspace Education, a nonprofit educational co-learning community in Connecticut that works to individualize each child’s learning pathway using global resources. Fraise has more than 30 years of experience working in education, including... Read More →
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Lisa Zapalac

Co-Founder of Long-View Micro School
Zapalac is a co-founder of Long-View Micro School, a STEM-focused school in Austin. She is also a consultant at the Number Lab, which works with schools and teachers to improve mathematics instruction, and serves as president of the Pease Park Conservancy in Austin. Previously, Zapalac... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel