Expertise: K-12 education

Neil Campbell is the director of innovation for K-12 Education Policy at American Progress. In this role, he focuses on issues such as personalized learning, charter schools, and the effective use of student data. Prior to joining American Progress, Campbell was the director, next generation at the Foundation for Excellence in Education, where he oversaw policy work related to personalized learning, course access, education funding, and student data privacy. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Education—first as a special assistant and later as chief of staff in the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development—was the director of strategic initiatives at Education Elements, and was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.

Campbell received his undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University.

By Neil Campbell
A First 100 Days Agenda for K-12 EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 20, 2020
Early High School STEM Perceptions Associated With Postsecondary OutcomesCenter for American ProgressOctober 14, 2020
Vouchers Over Virus: How the Department of Education Prioritized Private School Vouchers Over Responding to COVID-19Center for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2020
The Opportunity and Counseling Corps: Helping K-12 Students and Young Adults Recover From the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressAugust 10, 2020
A call on Congress to invest more in education R&DThomas B. Fordham InstituteJune 16, 2020
Congress Needs To Ensure Educational Equity in the Wake of the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2020
How K-12 Schools Should Prepare for CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMarch 12, 2020
Trump’s K-12 Education BudgetCenter for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2020
Lessons Learned From the Investing in Innovation ProgramCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2019
Modernizing the Federal Charter Schools ProgramCenter for American ProgressOctober 28, 2019
Student Mobility, Backfill, and Charter SchoolsCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2019
A Quality Education for Every ChildCenter for American ProgressJuly 2, 2019
Trump’s Education Budget Ignores Needs of Students and SchoolsCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2019
Teacher Strikes, Charter Schools and UnionsInsideSourcesFebruary 26, 2019
5 Policy Ideas to Improve Private School Voucher ProgramsCenter for American ProgressNovember 19, 2018
How Easy High Schools Are Failing Their StudentsThe Hechinger ReportOctober 25, 2018
Redesigning High School: Local Perspectives From Schools and DistrictsCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2018
Profit Before KidsCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2018
Commentary: Great Schools Like LeBron James’s New I Promise School—District or Charter—Are What America’s Kids NeedThe 74August 3, 2018
College Signing Days Reflect a Future Worth CelebratingCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2018
The Problem With Privatizing Public Education for Military StudentsCenter for American ProgressMarch 8, 2018
Trump and DeVos Continue to Undermine Public Education with Their Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 BudgetCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
High Schools of the Future: How States Can Accelerate High School RedesignCenter for American ProgressDecember 4, 2017
The Progressive Case for Charter SchoolsCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2017
What History Can Teach Us About Private School VouchersInside SourcesAugust 6, 2017
How the Trump Budget Undermines Economic Security for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
The Trump-DeVos Budget Would Dismantle Public Education, Hurting Vulnerable Kids, Working Families, and TeachersCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of AmericaCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2017
Improving Outcomes for Students with DisabilitiesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2017
President Trump’s Education Plan Puts Students and Schools at RiskCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2017
Great Leaders for Great SchoolsCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2016