Thomas Kane

Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Thomas Kane is the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state education agencies. Between 2009 and 2012, he directed the Measures of Effective Teaching project for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His work has played a role in policy debates over school accountability, teacher evaluation, remedial education, financial aid for college, charter schools and community colleges. From 1995 to 1996, Kane served as the senior economist for labor, education, and welfare policy within President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers. From 1991 through 2000, he was a faculty member at the Kennedy School of Government. Kane has also been a professor of public policy at UCLA and has held visiting fellowships at the Brookings Institution and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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