Expertise: K-12 education

Laura Jimenez is the Director of Standards and Accountability at American Progress. Previously, Jimenez served as the director of the College and Career Readiness and Success, or CCRS, Center at the American Institutes for Research, or AIR, which supports states in implementing their CCRS priorities. Prior to her role at AIR, Jimenez served as a special assistant in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, where she advised on policy for key K-12 education programs and initiatives, including the Title I program; Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility; School Improvement Grants; and programs that serve American Indian, Alaska Native, and homeless children. Jimenez has also overseen large scale college access programs funded by the National Institutes for Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She also served as a teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps.

Jimenez received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and holds a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.<

By Laura Jimenez
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Designing AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2017
A New Vision for School AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2017
The Sunshine State Isn’t the StandardU.S. News & World ReportFebruary 27, 2017
Inside the Financial Holdings of Billionaire Betsy DeVosCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2017
Innovation in AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2016
Remedial EducationCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2016