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Mark Schneider

Director of the Institute of Education Sciences
Department of Education

Mark Schneider, IES

Before joining IES, Mark Schneider was a vice president and an Institute Fellow at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and President of College Measures. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Schneider served as Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics from 2005–2008. In 2013, the Chronicle of Higher Education selected him as one of the 10 people who had the most impact on higher education policy that year.

He is the author of numerous article and books on education policy. His most recent book, The University Next Door, edited with KC Deane, was published in 2014 by Teachers College, Columbia University. Other books include Getting to Graduation, edited with Andrew Kelly, published in 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press and Higher Education Accountability, edited with Kevin Carey, published by Palgrave in 2010; Charter Schools: Hope or Hype? written with Jack Buckley, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007. Schneider's 2000 book, Choosing Schools, also published by Princeton University Press, won the Policy Study Organization's Aaron Wildavsky Best Book Award.

Dr. Schneider was a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of political science at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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Director's Remarks

June 29, 2021
To Build a STEM Workforce, We Must Invest in Education Science. But a Bill Congress Is Considering Doesn't Go Far Enough
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May 26, 2021
If it wasn't for bad news, would there be any news at all?
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May 24, 2021
Charting the Future of NCES: Our First NASEM Panel Discussion
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May 4, 2021
Catching Up When You Started Behind
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April 14, 2021
Turning to the Future
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April 7, 2021
Reflecting on Three Years at IES
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March 22, 2021
Compete to win the XPRIZE Digital Learning Challenge
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March 16, 2021
The Road to Learning Recovery
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January 12, 2021
A Year for Reflection and Continued Transformation
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December 9, 2020
Operation Reverse the Loss, Redux
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November 2, 2020
Res ipsa loquitur
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October 26, 2020
Introducing Operation Reverse the Loss
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September 28, 2020
On Learning and Loss in a Time of Covid
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August 31, 2020
The Value of Cost Analysis
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August 6, 2020
Acting on Diversity
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July 22, 2020
IES Plays the Long Game
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May 27, 2020
New Directions for Next Year's Funding Opportunities
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May 12, 2020
IES Centers: A Reassessment
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May 5, 2020
Making Common Measures More Common
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April 14, 2020
A New Tool to Support Cost Analysis in Education Research
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March 31, 2020
IES in a Time of Pandemic
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March 3, 2020
Scaling is the New Black
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February 4, 2020
Research-Practice Partnerships, Redux
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January 22, 2020
A New Look for IES
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January 8, 2020
A New Year's Update from the Director of IES
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December 9, 2019
Update on Topic Areas and Other Thoughts About Upcoming RFAs
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June 19, 2019
We Need Your Feedback on Research Topics: Who Gets Voted Off the Island?
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June 19, 2019
Some Thoughts on the New IES RFAs
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April 23, 2019
First Year Accomplishments
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April 15, 2019
List of Proposed Interventions for the Systematic Replication RFA
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March 5, 2019
The Leaning Tower of PISA
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February 25, 2019
PISA Is a Unique Resource for Testing Educational Attainment of 15-Year-Olds in 78 Countries. Adding 40 More Would Be a Mistake
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December 17, 2018
A More Systematic Approach to Replicating Research
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November 14, 2018
How to Make Education Research Relevant to Teachers
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October 10, 2018
An update on the IES version of LEED standards
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September 5, 2018
Changes Are Coming to Research Competitions
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July 30, 2018
Developing an Evidence Base for Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
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June 14, 2018
Changes Are Coming to What Works Clearinghouse
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