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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

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11/13/2006 ~ 11/14/2006 at  Teachers College, Columbia University

Robert Schwartz

Education Policy and Management Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Presentation Topic:

  • Standards, Tests and NCLB; What Might Come Next [Summary to be posted soon]

Dr. Robert Schwartz currently serves as Academic Dean and Professor of Practice at Harvard Graduate School of Education.  He joined the HGSE faculty in 1996 as a Lecturer, and from 1997-2002 also served as the first  President of Achieve, Inc, a national non-profit organization founded by a bipartisan group of governors and corporate leaders to help state leaders improve their schools.  From 1990-1996 Schwartz directed the education grantmaking program of The Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the nation’s largest private philanthropies.  Earlier in his career Dr. Schwartz held a wide variety of positions in education and government: high school English teacher and principal; education policy advisor to the mayor of Boston and the governor of Massachusetts; assistant director of the National Institute of Education; special assistant to the President of the University of Massachusetts; and executive director of The Boston Compact, a public-private partnership to improve access to higher education and employment for urban high school graduates.  Dr. Schwartz has written and spoken widely on standards-based reform, public-private partnerships, high school reform, and the transition from school to college and career.  He has degrees from Harvard College and Brandeis University.

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