A number of education policy experts contribute to the Quick and the Ed, including Education Sector at AIR’s policy and communications teams, and others. Read about all of our bloggers below.
|Chad Aldeman is a senior policy analyst at Bellwether Education Partners, a nonprofit organization working to improve educational outcomes for low-income students. He joins the Bellwether team after a year-plus at the U.S. Department of Education as a policy adviser in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, where he worked on teacher policy and secondary schools. A few years ago, Aldeman was a popular Q&E blogger as an ES staffer and is once again sharing his thoughtful analysis on the most important K-12 and higher education policy issues. Follow Aldeman’s posts here.|
|Constance (Connie) Clark is a research associate with Education Sector at American Institutes for Research. She previously worked at the Council for Aid to Education as a reporting and data analysis program associate, assisting with data collection, editing, and reporting on participating institutions of the Collegiate Learning Assessment. Clark focuses on charters schools and choice, and specifically, the impact of choice on school integration. Follow Clark’s posts here.|
|Peter W. Cookson Jr., is a principal researcher with Education Sector at American Institutes for Research. A writer and sociologist, Cookson also president of Ideas without Borders, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm specializing in 21st century education innovation and human rights. His knowledge of schools and education comes from a lifetime of teaching, researching, and working to improve the quality of education for all children. Cookson teaches in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was the founder of The Center of Educational Outreach and Innovation and TC Innovations at Teachers College. Follow Cookson’s posts here.|
|Andrew Gillen is a senior researcher with Education Sector at American Institutes for Research. Gillen focuses on college costs and financial aid, accreditation, and the economics of higher education. Follow Gillen’s posts here.|