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Charlie Thompson

Research and Policy Associate

Charlie Thompson is a Research and Policy Associate at the Learning Policy Institute. Currently, she works on the Whole Child Education and Educator Quality teams, where she focuses on instructionally relevant and performance-based assessment, community schools, and administrator induction. 

Prior to LPI, Thompson taught in public and private schools in New York City and California before pursuing a graduate degree in Urban Education Policy. Her experience as an educator inspired her to build her knowledge of how to conduct policy-focused research that respects the expertise of students, teachers, families, and community members. As a graduate student, Thompson worked as a Research Assistant at the Highlander Institute, where she supported and evaluated the implementation of blended and personalized teaching and learning in schools. 

Thompson holds an MA in Urban Education Policy from Brown University; an MA in Teaching English, Secondary Education from Teachers College at Columbia University; a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania; and teaching credentials in California and New York.