Assessing Teacher Policies: Alejandro GanimianBy Matt Weber
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Alejandro Ganimian is a doctoral student in Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he is a Presidential Scholar. He is the co-founder of Educar y Crecer (EyC), an initiative that offers remedial education in math and reading to children in slums in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and of Enseñá por Argentina (EpA), an effort to recruit the country’s best and brightest college graduates to teach in schools serving the poor for at least two years. He has served as a consultant for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank and he has been a Program Associate at the Partnership for Educational Revitalization in the Americas (PREAL), based in Washington, DC. His research interests include teacher labor markets, education finance, student achievement in international exams, market-based reforms in education, vocational and technical education and school-based management in developing countries. He holds a master’s degree in educational research from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates scholar, and an undergraduate degree in international politics, with a concentration in justice and peace studies, from Georgetown University.