Expertise: K-12 education
Scott Sargrad is the Managing Director of the K-12 Education Policy team at American Progress. In this role, he focuses on the areas of standards, assessments, school and district accountability systems, and school improvement.
Prior to joining American Progress, Sargrad served as the deputy assistant secretary for policy and strategic initiatives in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, where he had the primary responsibility for key K-12 education programs and initiatives, including the Title I program, Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility, and School Improvement Grants. He joined the department in 2009 as a presidential management fellow in the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and also worked as a senior policy advisor in the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. Previously, Sargrad taught mathematics, coached cross country and track and field, and was a special-education instructional assistant. He also worked on disability policy and taught English in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Sargrad received his undergraduate degree in mathematics with a minor in philosophy from Haverford College and a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
By Scott Sargrad
|Designing Accountability||Center for American Progress||March 3, 2017|
|A New Vision for School Accountability||Center for American Progress||March 3, 2017|
|Innovation in Accountability||Center for American Progress||December 8, 2016|
|Federal Regulations Should Drive More Money to Poor Schools||Center for American Progress||October 3, 2016|
|Remedial Education||Center for American Progress||September 28, 2016|
|High Standards and Better Tests Help Students Improve||InsideSources||September 22, 2016|
|7 Tenets for Sustainable School Turnaround||Center for American Progress||September 13, 2016|
|7 Tenets to Sustain Successful School Turnaround||Center for American Progress||September 13, 2016|
|Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools||Center for American Progress||August 31, 2016|
|Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’||Center for American Progress||May 19, 2016|
|Making the Grade||Center for American Progress||May 19, 2016|
|The Feds Can Fix School Funding||U.S. News & World Report||May 6, 2016|
|Better Tests, Fewer Barriers||Center for American Progress||February 25, 2016|
|Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act||Center for American Progress||January 29, 2016|
|Investing in Educator Capacity||Center for American Progress||December 21, 2015|
|Leaving Behind No Child Left Behind||U.S. News & World Report||December 3, 2015|
|Our Report Card Must Reflect Our Classrooms||U.S. News & World Report||November 12, 2015|
|Invisible by Design||Center for American Progress||October 29, 2015|