Tara Kini

Director of State Policy

Tara Kini serves as the Learning Policy Institute’s Director of State Policy. She has co-authored several LPI reports, including serving as lead author of a comprehensive analysis of the impact of experience on teacher effectiveness, Does Teaching Experience Increase Teacher Effectiveness? A Review of the Research.

Kini has nearly two decades of experience working in public education as a civil rights attorney, classroom teacher, and teacher educator. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Attorney with the civil rights law firm Public Advocates, taught English and history in Bay Area public schools, and served as a faculty supervisor with UC Berkeley’s teacher education program. Kini is a member of the State Bar of California.

Kini received a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law and an M.A. in Education and a teaching credential from Stanford University, where she also received her B.A. 

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