Nekima Levy-Pounds was recently elected as the president of Minneapolis’ NAACP. A fierce advocate for justice, and a supportive critic of school reform, she embodies a hopeful “third way” approach to education activism. We talk to her about how focus on schools fit into a broader justice agenda, and how her leadership will differ from other emerging leaders.

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.


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