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Abby Quirk is a policy analyst 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
Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All StudentsCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2021
The Funnel To Passing AP ExamsCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2021
Early High School STEM Perceptions Associated With Postsecondary OutcomesCenter for American ProgressOctober 14, 2020
The Opportunity and Counseling Corps: Helping K-12 Students and Young Adults Recover From the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressAugust 10, 2020
Mental Health Support for Students of Color During and After the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressJuly 28, 2020
A call on Congress to invest more in education R&DThomas B. Fordham InstituteJune 16, 2020
One Size Does Not Fit AllCenter for American ProgressFebruary 20, 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
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