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Keith Gayler

Independent Researcher

Keith Gayler is currently an independent consultant. He was previously Program Director for Common Core State Standards at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Lead Academic Policy Analyst for the Maryland State Department of Education, Director of Research for the Abell Foundation, and Associate Director of the Center on Education Policy. His writings and research have covered topics such as high-stakes testing; federal education policy including NCLB, IASA, the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration project, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers; special education in Baltimore City Public Schools; and developing and validating instruments to measure classroom instructional processes. His graduate work in education took place at Stanford University and Harvard University.

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