Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2002

Check out this video for more on Don's work:

    This description of Don Shalvey's work was prepared when Don Shalvey was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
    Don Shalvey is transforming the California public school system by building clusters of charter schools in targeted urban areas. By grouping a critical mass of high-performing educational institutions in underperforming neighborhoods, Aspire Public Schools aim to create such a groundswell of demand for excellent, entrepreneurial education that the existing public school system will be compelled to reform its educational offerings in order to compete for students and families.
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