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Think Tanks: Carnegie Is The New Ed Sector

BreakingElena Silva's move out of Ed Sector to Carnegie Foundation makes at least two Ed Sector refugees at the DC offices of the Carnegie Foundation.  That makes Carnegie the new Ed Sector, or at least a reasonable rival to New America, where pretty much everyone else from Ed Sector has gone.  Read the press release below.

Carnegie Announces New Appointments to Washington Office

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, an independent research and policy organization based in Stanford, CA, is pleased to announce two important appointments in its new Washington office.
Elena Silva joins Carnegie as a senior associate. She comes to the foundation from Education Sector, where she was a senior policy analyst and worked on a wide range of educational issues, including public school staffing, scheduling, assessment, and the role of teachers' unions in reform. Earlier in her career she was the director of research for the American Association of University Women, where she led national research initiatives and wrote related research reports on gender equity in science and technology, higher education, and the workplace, and managed the foundation's research grants portfolio. Silva developed and directed one of the first AmeriCorps service programs in the United States for the ASPIRA Association. She holds a master's degree and a Ph.D in education from the University of California-Berkeley, where she taught undergraduate courses in urban education, high school reform and qualitative research. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Taylor White is joining Carnegie as a staff associate and has a range of research, writing, and organizational responsibilities. She has served as a policy fellow at Jobs for the Future and has taught in public and private schools in the US and in Oslo, Norway, where she was a Fulbright Fellow. She has a master’s degree in education policy for the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, where she was an all-American lacrosse player.

Carnegie’s Washington office is directed by Thomas Toch, a founder and former co-director of Education Sector and a former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. The foundation’s office is at 901 E St., NW, Washington, DC 2004 and Silva, White, and Toch can be reached at 650-566-5153 or white@carnegiefoundation.org<mailto:white@carnegiefoundation.org>,silva@carnegiefoundation.org<mailto:silva@carnegiefoundation.org>, andtoch@carnegiefoundation.org<mailto:toch@carnegiefoundation.org>

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It’s good that New America will have a competitor, as opposing viewpoints are needed to balance the world. I just hope that, coming from one origin point, these new members are capable of cooperation.

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