Karin Chenoweth


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Karin Chenoweth is writer-in-residence at The Education Trust, a national education advocacy organization that works to improve the academic achievement of all children, particularly children of color and children who live in poverty. She recently co-authored, with Christina Theokas, “Getting it Done: Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools” (Harvard Education Press, 2011), a study of the beliefs and practices of effective leaders of high-poverty and high-minority schools. “Getting It Done” builds on two previous books by Chenoweth, “It’s Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools” and “How It’s Being Done: Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools.” Before joining Ed Trust, Chenoweth worked as a reporter, editor and freelance writer for many years, including stints with local and national dailies, which included the Montgomery Journal and, as a columnist, The Washington Post; United Press International, for which she reported from Turkey; and Black Issues In Higher Education, which is now Diverse. As a freelance writer, she wrote for such publications as Education Week, American Teacher, American Educator, School Library Journal and The Washington Post Magazine.