Krista Kaput

Policy and Research Manager

Krista has spent her career focusing on education equity issues. She spent three years in Chicago where she worked as a Special Education and Mathematics teacher, served as both the Department Chair and Grade Level Lead. She has also held fellowships with the Institute for Educational Leadership, New Sector Alliance, Leadership for Educational Equity, and Minneapolis Public Schools.

Krista began working with Education Evolving in 2016. In addition to being the lead on EE's legislative work, which includes innovation research zones and advancing student-centered learning, she also represents EE on various coalitions and committees, oversees the Education Policy Fellowship Program in collaboration with the Center for Policy Design, and is the main author of EE's blog where she covers a myriad of topics including, charter sector, federal and state policy barriers to innovation, measures of student achievement beyond test scores, and governance arrangements for large urban school districts.

Krista earned a BA from the University of Chicago and a M.Ed. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University. She currently lives in Minneapolis where she serves on the board for Augsburg Fairview Academy, volunteers with Mile in My Shoes, and teaches rowing classes.

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About Education Evolving

Education Evolving is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization working to improve public education.

Our mission is to advance student-centered learning for all students, by supporting teachers designing and leading schools, and by advocating for policy that is open to innovation.

Our founders and leaders have been instrumental in innovations such as open enrollment and public school choice, the nation's first charter school law, and schools designed and run by teachers.

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