Danielle North

Danielle North

Founding Executive Director

Degree Forward

Danielle North is the Executive Director of Degree Forward and Partner of Diploma Equity Project. North is a wife, mother of three, long-distance runner, author and serial entrepreneur. North is a first-generation college graduate and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology from Central Michigan University. In 2008, North became a community developer with Warren-Conner Development Coalition in Detroit to make a lasting impact in her hometown. She became a charter school authorizer as the Deputy Director of Charter Schools at Detroit Public Schools in 2011. North launched her education consulting firm – EdReform Partners – in 2015 serving authorizers, schools and nonprofits across Michigan. ‍ As a serial entrepreneur, North has successfully founded several initiatives: Kidz Kingdom, Detroit’s first indoor playground, which is also a licensed child care center; Detroit Women’s Leadership Network, which has grown to nearly 10,000 members on its Facebook platform; and Biz Kidz – to enhance her commitment to mentoring future entrepreneurs. She is a proud 2012 alumni of the prestigious German Marshall Memorial Fellowship. In 2019, she became a Detroit Free Press, Shining Light Mayor Dave Bing Future Leader Awardee. In 2021, North was awarded the honor and distinction of Crain's Detroit Business 40 under 40.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

3:50 pm
4:30 pm

On the Edge of Mass Adoption (Losing the Sands of Time): K-16 Competency/Mastery Based Education

Coronado D, Level 4

CBE in the US: From K-12 to Higher Education