Samantha Batel is a senior policy analyst for K-12 Education at American Progress. Her work focuses on school standards, school and district accountability, and school improvement.

Prior to joining American Progress, Batel was a confidential assistant at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and a fellow at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. She graduated with a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

By Samantha Batel
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Quality Early Learning Programs Are a Key to Future Success. Why Don’t States Put Them in Their ESSA Plans?The 74August 8, 2017
School Accountability in First-Round ESSA State PlansCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2017
Measuring Success: An Overview of New School Classification Indicators Under ESSACenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2017
Increased Opt-In Rates Boost Confidence in Higher Student Achievement RatesCenter for American ProgressMay 9, 2017
Designing AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2017
The Sunshine State Isn’t the StandardU.S. News & World ReportFebruary 27, 2017
The New World of School AccountabilityGoverningJanuary 4, 2017
Innovation in AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2016
7 Tenets for Sustainable School TurnaroundCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2016
7 Tenets to Sustain Successful School TurnaroundCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2016
No State in America Has It Right on Holding Schools Accountable — YetRealClearEducationJune 24, 2016
Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’Center for American ProgressMay 19, 2016
Making the GradeCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2016
Better Tests, Fewer BarriersCenter for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2016
Investing in Educator CapacityCenter for American ProgressDecember 21, 2015