Richard Elmore

Member Since: 1997

Richard Elmore is a professor of education at Harvard University and a senior research fellow with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement. He is currently director of a CPRE research project on school accountability. He is also co-principal investigator of a multi-year study of instructional improvement and professional development in Community District #2, New York City, with Lauren Resnick and Anthony Alvarado, funded by OERI/ED through the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Elmore holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Whitman College; a master’s degree in political science from the Claremont Graduate School, and a doctorate in educational policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is co-author with Bruce Fuller and Gary Orfield of Who Chooses, Who Loses? Culture, Institutions, and the Unequal Effects of School Choice, and with Susan Fuhrman of The Governance of Curriculum. His other publications include Restructuring in the Classroom (with Penelope Peterson and Sarah McCarthey), Getting to Scale with Good Educational Practice, andInvesting in Teacher Learning: Staff Development and Instructional Improvement in Community School District #2, New York City. His most recent publications are: When Accountability Knocks, Will Anyone Answer?, co-authored with Charles Abelmann, Building a New Structure for School Leadership, and Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Achievement.

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