Director of the Institute of Education Sciences
Department of Education
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.
April 7, 2022
Statement on A Vision and Roadmap for Education Sciences
March 31, 2022
Statement on The Future of Education Research at IES
March 24, 2022
Statement on A Pragmatic Future for NAEP
March 23, 2022
"Education Runs on Lies"
February 2, 2022
Recap: The 2022 Annual Principal Investigators Meeting
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The Year in Data (Education): IES Takes Steps to Catalyze a New Field
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IES Learning Acceleration Challenges
November 9, 2021
Gathering Speed with SEERNet, Prize Competitions, and More
September 15, 2021
"Better is Good"
August 31, 2021
Update on the IES Use of ARP Funds
August 24, 2021
The Conference Circuit Reboots + What AI is Leaving Behind
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
May 26, 2021
If it wasn't for bad news, would there be any news at all?
May 24, 2021
Charting the Future of NCES: Our First NASEM Panel Discussion
May 4, 2021
Catching Up When You Started Behind
April 14, 2021
Turning to the Future
April 7, 2021
Reflecting on Three Years at IES
March 22, 2021
Compete to win the XPRIZE Digital Learning Challenge
March 16, 2021
The Road to Learning Recovery
January 12, 2021
A Year for Reflection and Continued Transformation