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Marguerite Roza Joins the Foundation as Senior Data and Economic Advisor for the U.S. Program's Education Work


Ohanian Comment: In case you missed the significance of this appointment, here's a reminder: Last year's appointee as Senior Data and Economic Advisor for the Gates Foundation work in Education wrote Frozen Assets, a scheme to apply the Wal-Mart strategy to public schools: make all teachers part-timers, and thereby eliminate any need to pay for sick days or other benefits.

This was an Education Sector report. Education Sector funders at that time:

Core Operating Support
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Project-Specific Support
The Broad Foundation
The Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
Lumina Foundation for Education
Pisces Foundation

Their funders now:
Core Operating Support
Carnegie Corporation of New York
CityBridge Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Rodel Foundation of Delaware
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

Project-Specific Support
The Broad Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Doris & Donald Fisher Fund
William T. Grant Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Lumina Foundation for Education
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Philanthropy Roundtable
Smith Richardson Foundation
The Spencer Foundation
Stuart Foundation
James Irvine Foundation



Press Release
Marguerite Roza Joins the Foundation as Senior Data and Economic Advisor for the U.S. Program's Education Work
Roza to help inform education investments through innovative evidence-based research

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Phone: +1.206.709.3400
Email: media@gatesfoundation.org


SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Marguerite Roza, Ph.D., has joined the foundation as a senior data and economic advisor in the U.S. Program, working across the foundation's College-Ready and Postsecondary Success initiatives. Roza is a highly-regarded, innovative researcher whose work has informed education policy at the local, state, and national levels. In her new role, she will focus on current and future foundation research and lead efforts to help build the field of education finance while continuing to be a valuable resource to others.

"Marguerite is nationally recognized for her excellent work, and her background and expertise in data and research make her a tremendous addition and resource to our education teams," said Greg Shaw, Director of Advocacy for the U.S. Program. "The foundation is very focused on building on our investments through innovative, evidence-based research, and we are happy to have Marguerite in this important role at the foundation. She will play a critical role in helping us to determine whether our investments are making a difference and use that information to help inform our education strategy and students' success in high school, college and beyond. Her work will also continue to benefit our colleagues tackling education reform efforts around the country."

Roza joins the foundation from the University of Washington's College of Education, where she served as a research associate professor, as well as a senior scholar at the university's Center on Reinventing Public Education. Her research work has focused primarily on education finance and the effects that fiscal policies at the federal, state, and district levels have on resources in classrooms and schools, as well as the direct impact that education policies have on education budgets and spending inside schools and within districts. Her calculations of dollar implications and cost equivalent tradeoffs have prompted changes in education finance policy at all levels in the education system. She has also been engaged in additional research that explored fiscal tradeoffs of wages and layoffs, cost implications of digital learning, likely results of proposed changes to Title I, and state-by-state projections of education spending.

Roza holds a B.S. from Duke University and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Washington. Previously, she served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy teaching thermodynamics at the Naval Nuclear Power School and has studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Amsterdam.

— Press Release
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

2010-05-24

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/press-releases/Pages/marguerite-roza-senior-data-and-economic-advisor-100524.aspx

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