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Sara Mead
Senior Research Fellow
New America Foundation

Sara Mead is a Senior Research Fellow, Education Policy Program and Workforce and Family Program at New America Foundation.

Ms. Mead conducts research and writes about early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post and USA Today, and on CBS and ABC News. Before joining New America, Ms. Mead was a Senior Policy Analyst with Education Sector, where she focused on issues related to early childhood education and to increasing choice and diversity in public education. She has also worked for the Progressive Policy Institute, where she remains a nonresident fellow, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Gore 2000 presidential campaign. Ms. Mead serves on the boards of Democrats for Education Reform and the Apple Tree Early Learning Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

She holds a B.A. in public policy from Vanderbilt University.

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Thomas Rogers New York State Council of School Superintendents
Jonathan Rauch The Brookings Institution
Mary Kiffmeyer Minnesota House of Representatives
Frederick Hess American Enterprise Institute
Jeff Abbott Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Peter H. Schuck Yale University

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