Ilene Berman

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Ilene Berman is a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, where she works to help public systems, schools and communities partner to improve child well-being. She also oversees grants that expand the availability and use of evidence-based programs and practices. Before joining the Foundation in 2011, Berman was program director at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Education Division and led projects on policy issues, including Common Core State Standards, high school redesign, school choice and literacy. Besides authoring publications on these topics, she has been a member of national advisory boards dedicated to advancing education reform. Berman has also served as a director at the Council for Basic Education and the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform. She taught high school English for eight years in Washington, D.C., and graduate courses at George Washington University. Berman holds B.A. and M.S. Ed. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. degree from St. John’s College and an Ed.D. in education policy and administration from George Washington University.