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Ryan Pfleger

Harvard University
Newark Public Schools

Ryan Pfleger is a Strategic Data Project Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research. He uses social scientific and philosophical research methods to illuminate inequity connected to education. His research explores: 1) the connections between economic and educational inequality, 2) the foundations and consequences of structural racism, and 3) the use of research in the development of education policy. His current work in Newark Public Schools advances equity-oriented policy improvements through the use of data and research. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also has produced documentary films and studied in the Education, Culture, and Society Master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania.