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Knight Foundation profiles three local young leaders & how they’re working to increase student achievement

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 by Justin Ruckman

Read the full piece on the Knight Blog by Elizabeth R. Miller.

Three Charlotte leaders share how they’re working to increase student achievement, help families engage more deeply in their child’s education and develop digital literacy skills. The following is part of an article that looks at Knight’s grantmaking in Charlotte.

Brandi Williams is a community engagement coordinator at Project L.I.F.T, a public-private partnership supported by Knight to accelerate student achievement in nine of Charlotte’s lowest-performing schools. (…)

 David Jessup is the U.S. project manager for One Laptop Per Child and oversees the introduction of the XO laptops to schools in the Project L.I.F.T Zone. He is a former Teach for America corps member in Miami. (…)

 Emily Swartz is a One Laptop per Child facilitator at Druid Hills Academy, a school in the Project L.I.F.T Zone that will soon receive laptops for its students.

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