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Policy and Practice

Jonathan A. Supovitz

Executive Director, CPRE
University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Supovitz is the Executive Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) headquartered at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. At University of Pennsylvania, Supovitz is professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE).

Gregory J. Collins

Research Specialist, CPRE
University of Pennsylvania

Gregory J. Collins is a teacher and researcher with expertise in school organizations, education finance, and the application of quantitative methods. He has specific research interests in school district consolidation, the efficient use of resources in education, and Pennsylvania education policy. In his present role as a CPRE research specialist, Collins is investigating the resources required to deliver quality childcare and early childhood education in Pennsylvania.

Jal Mehta

Senior Research Specialist, CPRE
Harvard University

Jal Mehta is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research explores the role of different forms of knowledge in tackling major social and political problems, particularly problems of human improvement. He has also written extensively on what it would take to improve American education, with a particular focus on the professionalization of teaching.

Amanda Datnow

Senior Research Specialist, CPRE
UC San Diego

Amanda Datnow is a Professor in the Department of Education Studies and Associate Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on educational reform and policy, particularly with regard to issues of equity and the professional lives of educators.  Over the past decade, she has conducted numerous studies examining the use of da

Dr. John B. Diamond

Senior Research Specialist, CPRE
University of Wisconsin-Madison

John B. Diamond is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Education in ELPA and a faculty affiliate in Afro-American Studies and Educational Policy Studies. A sociologist of education, he studies the relationship between social inequality and educational opportunity. More specifically, he examines how educational leadership, policies, and practices shape students' educational opportunities and outcomes.

Shani Bretas

Research Assistant, CPRE
Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Donald J. Peurach

Senior Research Specialist, CPRE
University of Michigan

Donald J. Peurach’s research, teaching, and outreach focus on the production, use, and management of knowledge in practice, among social innovators and those they seek to serve. Peurach examines these issues in the context of large-scale educational improvement initiatives in public school districts and in school improvement networks — focusing specifically on how districts and networks continuously learn and improve over time.

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