Roby Chatterji is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Learning Policy Institute. His work focuses on supporting research and policy that uplifts community schools, supports school discipline reforms, and improves assessment and accountability systems.
Prior to joining LPI, Chatterji was the Associate Director of K–12 Education at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on bringing a race-equity lens towards policymaking, uplifting community voices in decision-making, and research around improving educator quality and helping close opportunity gaps in the K–12 ecosystem. He previously worked at Whiteboard Advisors and at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Chatterji’s experience in government includes working for the Federal Communications Commission on efforts to improve broadband access for schools. He was also an Education Policy Fellow on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor for Representative Bobby Scott, where he focused on efforts related to school infrastructure, teacher preparation, and school desegregation. Chatterji started his career in education as a 5th grade public school teacher in Phoenix, AZ.
Chatterji holds a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law, a MEd in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, and a BA in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.