Senior Associate for Research and Strategy
Coalition for Community Schools
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Reuben Jacobson serves as the Senior Associate for Research and Strategy for the Coalition for Community Schools. In that capacity he develops and implements the Coalition’s research agenda, conducts and analyzes research on community schools, communicates research findings to the field, and works with the Coalition staff on overall strategy including policy and building local capacity.
Prior to joining IEL Reuben worked at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. as a research analyst in education. In addition, he spent two tremendously challenging and wonderful years teaching fifth and sixth grade students in D.C. Public Schools as a D.C. Teaching Fellow. Most recently, Reuben worked on a study of teacher incentives at the University of Maryland – College Park.
Reuben is co-author of the American Educator article A Coordinated effort: Well-conducted partnerships meet students’ academic, health, and social service needs and has presented research at national meetings. He is an alumnus of IEL’s Education Policy Fellowship Program and the Education Pioneers Fellowship.
Reuben has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s degree in Education Policy from the George Washington University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from American University, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Education Policy at the University of Maryland – College Park.