Death of a pioneer

Susan Steelman Bragato, a leader of California’s charter school movement, has died of cancer at the age of 47. Bragato helped found the first charter school in California in 1993, and started the California Network of Educational Charters (CANEC), which became the California Charter Schools Association. During her illness, she founded a web site called The Darker Side of Pink to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer research and treatment. She’ll be missed.

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