Roberta C. Furger

Senior Writer and Director of Storytelling

Roberta C. Furger manages LPI’s blog and leads the Institute’s emerging storytelling work to inform and advance policy, and its work with the Partnership for the Future of Learning. She is part of LPI’s Educator Quality and Equitable Resources and Access teams. Her work focuses on California state policy and community schools. Furger is the lead author of LPI's report, The California Way: The Golden State’s Quest to Build an Equitable and Excellent Education System and co-authored Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage.

Previously, Furger was director of research and writing at PICO California, where her work included leading the organization’s education policy analysis and advocacy. She also brings to the Institute 20 years of experience in print and multimedia journalism. She has earned regional and national magazine awards, authored a book on gender and technology, and contributed to documentaries and collections on k-12 schools. She is a board member of Parent Teacher Home Visits and on the advisory board of PICO International. She has served as a member of several California Department of Education advisory committees, including the Educator Excellence Task Force. 

Furger received a B.S. from Santa Clara University in Political Science and was a Rotary International Fellow in the graduate studies program in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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