Ashley Jochim

Ashley Jochim

Research Analyst

Twitter: @aejochim

Ashley Jochim is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Her research focuses on policy analysis and implementation, including work on state education agencies, K-12 accountability, Common Core standards, school choice, and district reform efforts. A political scientist by training, Ashley is an expert on education governance and the politics of education policy. She is a co-author (with Paul Hill) of a recent book (University of Chicago Press, 2014) that suggests who governs public education is much less important than what powers they have. Her academic research can be found in the Policy Studies Journal, Publius, Politics and Governance, and Political Research Quarterly, as well as numerous edited volumes, including the Handbook of School Choice and the Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy. In 2012, she was selected as one of a dozen emerging education policy scholars interested in narrowing the gap between research and policy. Prior to working at CRPE, she was a graduate fellow at the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington as well as a research analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology and a PhD in political science, both from the University of Washington.

06/2016
Incomplete Reform in Baltimore

Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim look at why Baltimore's promising education reforms stalled out and how it can regain momentum.

11/2015
The Street-Level Politics of School Reform

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim profile portfolio strategy efforts in five cities and offer lessons for leaders to sustain long-term education reform amid political opposition.

11/2015
The SEA of the Future: Building Agency Capacity for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, this fifth volume of the SEA of the Future explores how state education agencies can bolster their ability to use research and data to drive key spending, policy, and program...

10/2015
Measuring Up: Educational Improvement and Opportunity in 50 Cities

A groundbreaking new report that measures the health of school systems through a citywide lens.

06/2015
Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons: How Policy Shapes Educational Entrepreneurship

This paper was written by Ashley Jochim for the American Education Institute's conference, The State of Entrepreneurship in K–12 Education, held June 24, 2015.

Date: Nov 25 2013
Where: Online

CRPE Research Analyst Ashely Jochim joins other prominent scholars, policy analysts, and practitioners to offer insight into what happens when rubber meets the road and the Common Core standards are implemented in schools nationwide.

Dec 15 2016

Education Next released their top 20 articles of 2016 and two CRPE pieces made the list: The Politics of the Common Core Assessments and Incomplete Reform in Baltimore.

Nov 3 2016

Seattle, WA - States are looking to make the most of their new mandate under the Every Student Succeeds Act to intervene in the lowest-performing schools and districts. But research to date has provided little guidance on which strategies are best and under what conditions.

Aug 9 2016

Ashley Jochim and Paul Hill share seven lessons learned about how reformers can best manage the politics that inevitably emerge when the portfolio strategy is implemented in this Education Next commentary.

Jul 26 2016

Research analyst Ashley Jochim is interviewed in this KNKX report on the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

May 6 2016

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim point out the important role education reform centrists can play during times of political polarization.

Apr 25 2016

Robin Lake and Ashley Jochim discuss the risks and benefits of a proposal to transition New Orleans schools back to local control.

Mar 8 2016

Ashley Jochim urges Louisiana and other states facing budget shortfalls to partner with their SEAs to reassess K-12 education investments.

Mar 3 2016

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim show how modifying the role of local school boards can allow New Orleans to restore local control while building on academic gains made over the past 10 years.

Dec 3 2015

As Congress reauthorizes ESEA, states will play a paramount role in education. Drawing on lessons from the new volume of The SEA of the Future, Ashley Jochim and Betheny Gross offer suggestions on how SEAs could strategically develop evidence-based education policy.

Nov 19 2015

Paul Hill offers examples of how to sustain education reform for the long run amid political opposition.

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