Abby Quirk is a research associate for K-12 Education at American Progress. Prior to this role, she worked as a research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania studying the psychology of self-control and motivation in high school students. In addition, Quirk helped to connect innovative schools with leading scientists through the Character Lab Research Network. She previously completed a junior fellowship with the National Center for Education Statistics and American Institutes for Research.

Quirk received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in education and religious studies from Hamilton College, and also holds a master’s degree in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

By Abby Quirk
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Lessons Learned From the Investing in Innovation ProgramCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2019
Student Mobility, Backfill, and Charter SchoolsCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2019
How Denver Public Schools Are Rethinking High SchoolRealClearEducationJune 26, 2019
Momentum Is Building to Modernize Sex EducationCenter for American ProgressMay 29, 2019
Strikes Driving Change in States With Lowest-Paid TeachersCenter for American ProgressApril 16, 2019