K-12 Policy Analyst
Allison has left The Education Trust for her next adventure. Though she is no longer at Ed Trust, we maintain this bio page as a record of the wonderful work she contributed while with us.
As K-12 policy analyst, Allison analyzes what existing and proposed policies on different topics — like college and career readiness, public reporting, discipline, and accountability — mean for low-income students and students of color. She also tracks and analyzes national and international data on achievement and opportunity gaps.
She joined Ed Trust after earning a master’s in public policy from Duke University. At Duke, Allison consulted on such topics as teacher effectiveness and interned in the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Early Childhood Education. She previously worked as a research assistant at Child Trends, where she participated in research and evaluative projects related to fatherhood and parenting. Allison also holds a bachelor’s degree in government and history from Georgetown University.
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What drew you to education?
Education is the key to opening doors for students. I received a great public education and want to make sure that all kids, regardless of what they look like, where they come from, or who their parents are, have that same opportunity.