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Karin Chenoweth is writer-in-residence at The Education Trust. She recently co-authored, with Ed Trust’s director of research Christina Theokas, Getting it Done: Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2011), a careful 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 (Harvard Education Press, 2007) and How It’s Being Done: Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2009).
She has spoken widely about her work, including at the Iowa Governor’s Education Summit, the Illinois Coalition of High Schools, the Learning Forward national conference, the American Federation of Teachers’ QuEST conference, and, with Christina Theokas, at Western Kentucky University, Rutgers University-Camden, and the Hume Region principals conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Before joining Ed Trust, Chenoweth wrote a weekly column on schools and education for The Washington Post. Before that she was senior writer and executive editor for Black Issues In Higher Education (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. In addition, she was an active parent volunteer throughout her children’s public schooling in Montgomery County, Md.