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Heather Price

Research Manager

Heather Price is a Research Manager at the Learning Policy Institute. Currently, she works with the Educator Quality, Whole Child Education, and Equitable Resources and Access teams. She has extensive research experience in the fields of sociology of education, education policy, and mixed methods research. Price publishes on domestic and international educational policy issues, from the teaching profession and school leadership to school climate and organization to school segregation and educational equity. Her recent book The Fractured College Pipeline (Teachers College Press) shows the multiple structural barriers to college preparation programming that exacerbate educational inequities across American high school students.

Price serves as the Chair to Questionnaire Expert Group for the OECD's Teaching and Learning International Survey. She sits on the editorial board for the School Effectiveness and School Improvement journal and the Studies in Educational Evaluation journal, and reviews proposals for the National Science Foundation. Prior to LPI, Price held positions at the Institute for Racial Justice and Marian University, among others. Earlier, she taught math and social studies in alternative middle schools for years in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Price received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a BA in Ethnic Studies and a BS in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.