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Levin Named to NAE


Henry Levin

Henry Levin

TC's Henry M. Levin, an internationally known education economist, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Education (NAE).

Levin, the College's William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, has led groundbreaking cost-benefit analyses of educational strategies that boost high school graduation rates. He is former Director of the Accelerated Schools Project, a national school reform initiative focused on at-risk youngsters in 1,000 schools in 41 states.

Levin heads the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, a non-partisan group that studies educational vouchers, school financing and other issues, and has advised many state and municipal governments. He also is the David Jacks Professor of Higher Education and Economics, Emeritus, at Stanford University. His most recent books are Privatizing Education (Westview, 2001); Cost Effectiveness and Educational Policy (Eye on Education, 2002) and Readings in the Economics of Higher Education (Elgar, 2003), and, with Clive Belfield, Privatizing Educational Choice (Paradigm Publishers, 2005).

Levin was named to the NAE along with 15 other education leaders, including James Gee of the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Marvin Lazerson, University of Pennsylvania (Emeritus); and Gary Orfield, of the University of California, Los Angeles.

"The newly elected members are preeminent leaders in their respective areas of educational research, and they have had extraordinary impact on education in the U.S. and abroad," said Dr. Lorrie Shepard, NAE President.

Founded in 1965 to advance the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice, the National Academy of Education is an honorary society that currently has 162 members and 12 foreign associates. Members are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship or contributions to education.

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