Jordan Posamentier

Jordan Posamentier

Deputy Policy Director
Research

Twitter: @jposamen

Jordan Posamentier is deputy policy director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where he develops K–12 public education policy and the portfolio strategy with cities across the nation. His focus is on city education strategies that emphasize continuous improvement and how states can help catalyze those strategies. Most recently, he co-authored Suburban Schools: The Unrecognized Frontier in Public Education, a paper reviewing the demands facing suburban schools as a result of rapidly changing demographics. He previously worked as the Director of Legislative Analysis at StudentsFirst, as Legislative Counsel to the California Judges Association, and as a California litigator. Earlier, he taught in two low-resource elementary schools in Queens, New York, as a member of the NYC Teaching Fellows program and AmeriCorps. Jordan earned his JD from the University of Houston Law Center, his MS in Education from Queens College (CCNY), and his BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic. He is a licensed attorney in the state of California.

10/2016
Sticking Points: How School Districts Experience Implementing the Portfolio Strategy

This analysis of trends across portfolio districts shows where cities are making progress on strategy implementation and where they are getting bogged down.

05/2016
Suburban Schools: The Unrecognized Frontier in Public Education

This paper reviews trends around changing student populations in suburban America and the accompanying demands facing suburban public school systems.

Feb 28 2017

Deputy policy director Jordan Posamentier is quoted in The Atlantic on implications and recommendations for suburban districts serving increasingly diverse student populations.

Aug 30 2016

Deputy policy director Jordan Posamentier and research analyst Sean Gill presented CRPE's research on district-charter collaboration to a state-appointed committe on Little Rock area schools.

Jun 17 2015

CRPE's annual assessment of portfolio strategy progress across school systems is featured in this Education Week article.

Mar 6 2015

Jordan Posamentier writes that Georgia district leaders shouldn't wait on the governor's proposed statewide district plan to start turning around their lowest-performing schools, in this guest opinion article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

May 12 2016

What are the "sleeper provisions" of ESSA that might encourage the further expansion of parental choice, at least if advocates seize the opportunity? Jordan Posamentier responds to Fordham's 2016 Wonk-a-Thon question.

Dec 9 2015

Jordan Posamentier explores how innovative ideas from other realms could be used to solve K-12 school system challenges.

Sep 1 2015

New Orleans used the portfolio strategy to rebuild its school system after Hurricane Katrina. Jordan Posamentier explains why the strategy can better position districts to be resilient in the face of disasters.

Jun 17 2015

Christine Campbell and Jordan Posamentier provide insights on the newest annual assessment of school systems implementing the portfolio strategy.

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