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Meg Benner is a senior consultant at the Center for American Progress. In this role, she works with the K-12 Education team on issues related to teacher policy, students with disabilities, and school finance. Benner is also an independent consultant that advises other education advocacy and policy organizations.

Previously, she was a senior director at Leadership for Educational Equity, a leadership development organization for Teach For America corps member and alumni. Benner worked on Capitol Hill as an education policy adviser for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, where she advised former ranking member Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and served as a legislative assistant for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and former Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT). She started her career as a first- and second-grade teacher in New York City and Washington, D.C.

She received her undergraduate degree in American studies from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in teaching from Pace University.

By Meg Benner
Creating Strong Building Blocks for Every StudentCenter for American ProgressAugust 5, 2020
One Size Does Not Fit AllCenter for American ProgressFebruary 20, 2020
Elevating Student Voice in EducationCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2019
Homework and Higher StandardsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 13, 2019
How to Match Students With Schools They ChooseCenter for American ProgressNovember 13, 2018
Expanding Access to High-Quality SchoolsCenter for American ProgressNovember 13, 2018
A Quality Approach to School FundingCenter for American ProgressNovember 13, 2018
Using the Science of Learning to Redesign SchoolsCenter for American ProgressOctober 23, 2018
Profit Before KidsCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2018
How to Give Teachers a $10,000 RaiseCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2018
High-Performing Charter Schools Help Working Families Find BalanceCenter for American ProgressApril 20, 2018
The Highly Negative Impacts of VouchersCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2018
Trickle-Down Cuts to EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2017
The Stakes Are Too High to Ignore the Trump-DeVos AgendaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2017
Hidden MoneyCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2017
Reimagining the School DayCenter for American ProgressFebruary 23, 2017
Unqualified and DangerousU.S. News & World ReportFebruary 7, 2017
Betsy DeVos’ Threat to Children with DisabilitiesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2017
To Attract Great Teachers, School Districts Must Improve Their Human Capital SystemsCenter for American ProgressDecember 22, 2016