Travis Pillow

Editorial Director

Travis Pillow is the editorial director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. He started his career as a journalist based in Florida’s capitol, covering politics, budgets, health care, and education policy for several online publications and Gannett newspapers. He later became editor of redefinED, a website chronicling the new definition of public education in Florida and elsewhere, and did other policy and communications work for Step Up For Students, the nonprofit that administers two of the nation’s largest private school choice programs.

11/2018
Funding a Nimble System

This essay explores what it would take to ensure that personalized and weighted funding follows students across multiple learning experiences.

Jul 17 2019

With unemployment at a historic low, now is the time to focus on those who have been historically underemployed.

Apr 1 2019

ReSchool Colorado’s initiatives reveal the possibilities that could emerge if barriers between schools and communities were lowered—and if new structures to support students and their families were built in their place.

Feb 5 2019

Offering lower-income families an allowance to customize out-of-school learning experiences could help close the enrichment gap.

Nov 13 2018

Sivan Tuchman and Travis Pillow share findings from a new analysis of student access to out-of-school learning opportunities in Denver.

Sep 25 2018

Travis Pillow argues that the charter school movement, to overcome barriers to growth, must become part of the solution to big problems in public education.