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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:  Ela Sikorska


Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education with the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she teaches courses on federal policy and special education. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Aspen Institute leading the K12 Climate Action initiative and a fellow with the Century Foundation. Previously, she worked as a policy and research consultant with roles including policy director for Education 2020, a coalition of organizations advocating for a comprehensive vision to advance education birth through career. She also served as a senior education and disability advisor for Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the Committee on Education and Labor and an education fellow for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. After graduating from college, she taught elementary school in San Francisco. Schifter earned an Ed.D. in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice 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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