Philissa Cramer

Editor of Chalkbeat

Managing editor of Chalkbeat, a nonprofit education news network.

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President elect Donald Trump has tapped a relatively unknown figure to run the nation’s education department.

Trump picks new education leader

President elect Donald Trump has tapped a relatively unknown figure to run the nation’s education department.

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