Catherine Augustine is director of the RAND Pittsburgh Office and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, with 20 years of experience conducting education research. She is also a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Augustine focuses on improving academic and social-emotional learning outcomes for students in urban school districts, specializing in out-of-school time. She both evaluates implementation of reforms and assesses their impact. Augustine recently conducted a systematic evidence review on summer programs based on the evidence tiers specified in the Every Student Succeeds Act, adding to the knowledge base of what works in summer programming. She is on the boards of The World Affairs Council and The Mentoring Partnership and is committed to providing mentoring and other pro-social opportunities to local students in Pittsburgh.
The recognition of the importance of effective school leadership is not limited to district-level leaders and academic researchers. State educational leaders have increasingly taken up improving school leadership as part of a general shift toward greater involvement in school reform efforts. The power of states in education matters has grown since the time of Brown […]