Research Associate, Theme High Schools
Pathways to College Network
phone: 202-822-8405 x 107
Shayna Klopott is the
Research Associate for the Theme High Schools Network and for IEL's
work with the Pathways to College Network. As part of her work on
the Pathways to Network project, Ms. Klopott has co-authored two
papers, "How is School Reform Tied to Increasing College Access
and Success for Low-Income and Minority Youth?" and "Improving
College Access For Minority, Low-Income and First Generation Students,"
as well as an article "Beyond Equal Access," published
in the May 2002 issue of Principal Leadership. Previously, Ms. Klopott
was a research assistant for the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive
School Reform, which is a partnership of The George Washington University,
the Council for Basic Education and IEL and is funded by the U.S.
Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement,
and the National Alliance on the American High School. She joined
IEL in September 2001.
Her previous research
experience has included an analysis of state laws and regulations
pertaining to school safety and the prevention of school violence
and school reform and its effect on student achievement. Prior to
that, Ms. Klopott has served as a teacher at both the elementary
and high school levels and has worked as a research assistant for
an education organization and research universities. Ms. Klopott's
teaching experience was in urban communities.
Ms. Klopott received
her bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Chicago
and her master's degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the Harvard
Graduate School of Education.
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