Laura A. Schifter
Lecturer on Education
Degree: Ed.D., Harvard University, (2014); Ed.M., Harvard University, (2007)
Faculty Assistant: Judith Wasserman
ProfileLaura Schifter is a research consultant working with states and advocacy organizations to analyze data on the identification, placement, and performance of students with disabilities. She 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. Schifter previously worked as a senior education and disability advisor for Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, interned with the White House Domestic Policy Council, and served as an education fellow for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Schifter 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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