Laura A. Schifter
Lecturer on Education
Degree: Ed.D., Harvard University, (2014); Ed.M., Harvard University, (2007)
Faculty Assistant: Judith Wasserman
Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education teaching courses on federal education policy and on special education. She also works as a fellow with the Century Foundation where she writes about issues impacting students with disabilities. Schifter completed her doctoral studies in the Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studied issues in special education. Specifically, her research focused on patterns and policies related to high school graduation of students with disabilities. She previously worked as a senior education and disability advisor for Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and served as an education fellow for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. She also taught elementary school in San Francisco. Schifter earned an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College.
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