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Laura Jimenez is the director of standards and accountability for the Center for American Progress. Previously, she served as the director of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at the American Institutes for Research and as a special assistant in the federal Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Jimenez has also overseen large-scale college access programs funded by the National Institutes for Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and has served as a teacher in the Peace Corps.

Jimenez received her bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and holds a master's degree in social welfare from the University of California at Berkeley.

September 10, 2018

Better Ways to Judge How Alternative High Schools Perform

Standard measures of accountability don't capture the progress made by students who have struggled at traditional schools.