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Laura A. Schifter

Lecturer on Education

Laura A. Schifter

Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (2014); Ed.M., Harvard University, (2007)
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Faculty Assistant:  Ryan Noll


Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education teaching courses on federal education policy and special education. She also works as the policy director for Education 2020, a coalition of organizations advocating for a comprehensive vision to advance education birth through career, and as a fellow with the Century Foundation. Previously, she 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.D. in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice Program and 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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Areas of Expertise

How Did You Get Here? Students with Disabilities and Their Journeys to Harvard.,(2015)

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