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Will Okun
Former Teacher
Chicago Public Schools

Will Okun taught English and photography for nine years at Westside Alternative High School in Chicago. He blogged about urban education and teaching for Nytimes.com. He also operated a photography website WJZO.com that featured portraits of his students and their families and averaged 30,000 views a week.

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James Fraser Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Terrie M. Williams The Terrie Williams Agency
Nick Taylor American Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA, When FDR Put the Nation to Work
Joe Williams Democrats for Education Reform
Lisa Mensah The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security
John Bridgeland Civic Enterprises

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