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Halley Potter – Policy Associate

Halley Potter
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Halley Potter is a policy associate at The Century Foundation, where she researches public policy solutions for addressing educational inequality. Her work focuses on school integration, charter schools, and college admissions. She is coauthor, with Richard D. Kahlenberg, of Diverse Charter Schools: Can Racial and Socioeconomic Integration Promote Better Outcomes for Students? (The Century Foundation, 2012) and A Better Direction for Charter Schools (Teachers College Press, forthcoming). Prior to joining The Century Foundation, Halley taught at Two Rivers Public Charter School in northeast Washington, D.C. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies.

Blog of the Century Posts by Halley Potter
Who Benefits from Universal Pre-K?
March 31, 2014
Encouraging Integrated Schools
March 28, 2014
What Can We Do About Segregation in DC Schools?
March 18, 2014
The Liberal Debate on Affirmative Action
December 9, 2013
Universal Pre-K: The First Challenge for NYC’s Next Mayor?
November 1, 2013
George Washington University Isn’t Need-Blind
October 22, 2013
Three Education Ideas for NYC’s New Mayor
October 9, 2013
Charter Schools Diane Ravitch Can Support
September 25, 2013
Will Parents Choose Diverse Schools?
August 27, 2013
Achieving the American Dream?
July 23, 2013
Three Reasons to Support Integrated Charter Schools
June 10, 2013
Changing the College Admissions Game
May 9, 2013
Fighting the Effects of Poverty Through Socioeconomic Integration
May 6, 2013
Affirmative Action Alternatives
March 13, 2013
Does School Choice Help or Hurt School Integration?
January 28, 2013
Recent research supports district’s diversity plan
January 14, 2013
More Support for Socioeconomic School Integration: Iowa City Is Close to Passing Plan
January 9, 2013
A Better Affirmative Action: State Universities that Created Alternatives to Racial Preferences
October 3, 2012
Diverse Charter Schools: Can Racial and Socioeconomic Integration Promote Better Outcomes?
May 23, 2012
Richard D. Kahlenberg’s Commentary on Fisher v. Texas
February 23, 2012
By Halley Potter
Pre-K Is Good, But Universal Pre-K Is Better
March 28, 2014
Weighted Admissions Lotteries: Will They Reshape Charter Demographics?
March 20, 2014
Some Charters Can Use Weighted Lotteries, New Federal Guidance Says
January 30, 2014
Education Department changes charter school lottery rules
January 29, 2014
ASD leader’s comments bring attention to relationship between charters and school segregation
January 28, 2014
Need-Blind Admissions Challenged
October 28, 2013
Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students
August 21, 2013
The New Affirmative Action
June 25, 2013
Boosting Achievement by Pursuing Diversity
May 2, 2013
How the Supreme Court Could Affect First-Generation Students
March 26, 2013

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