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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 Blog: 2022 and 2021

September 13, 2022
Addressing the COVID Learning Crisis
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September 1, 2022
Downward Trends: Pre- and Post-pandemic NAEP Results
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July 28, 2022
Modernizing IES Using Large Data Libraries
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July 14, 2022
Accelerating Research on Special Education
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June 15, 2022
An Overlooked Success: IPEDS Outcome Measures
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June 2, 2022
Using Prize Competitions to Revamp IES' R&D Infrastructure
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April 7, 2022
Statement on A Vision and Roadmap for Education Sciences
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March 31, 2022
Statement on The Future of Education Research at IES
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March 24, 2022
Statement on A Pragmatic Future for NAEP
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March 23, 2022
"Education Runs on Lies"
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February 2, 2022
Recap: The 2022 Annual Principal Investigators Meeting
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December 20, 2021
The Year in Data (Education): IES Takes Steps to Catalyze a New Field
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December 14, 2021
IES Learning Acceleration Challenges
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November 9, 2021
Gathering Speed with SEERNet, Prize Competitions, and More
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September 15, 2021
"Better is Good"
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August 31, 2021
Update on the IES Use of ARP Funds
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August 24, 2021
The Conference Circuit Reboots + What AI is Leaving Behind
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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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Director's blog: 2018–2022