Jonathan Supovitz

Jonathan Supovitz is a Professor of Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). Dr. Supovitz is an accomplished mixed-method researcher and evaluator and has published findings from numerous educational studies and evaluations of state and district reform efforts. His areas of specialty include education policy, school leadership, professional development, data use, classroom formative assessment, and state and district standards and accountability systems. His books include Challenging Standards (with James Spillane, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), The Implementation Gap (with Elliot Weinbaum, Teacher College Press, 2008), and The Case for District-Based Reform (Harvard Education Press, 2005). He is also the author of an examination of the Common Core debate on Twitter, which is presented on an award winning website at www.hashtagcommoncore.com. Supovitz is the Executive Director of the CPRE Knowledge Hub (cprehub.org), a virtual space that brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners learn and collaborate on challenges in the education field. He is also a founding member of the Mid-Career Educational Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania., where he leads the Evidence-Based

The level of intellectual stimulation and dialogue is unparalleled. There is always someone nearby or at your table who can help process new ideas or help you think about how what you’re hearing applies to your work. The balance of research and application is really nice. Getting to hear from top authors about their current projects helps me feel very informed so that I can feel abreast of current trends in the professional learning field. At the same time, the balance of topics that are “oldies but goodies” is nice because there are always new practitioners joining the conference.

— 2018 Attendee

Quality big name speakers during concurrent sessions. Facilitators engaged participants. Focused on professional learning.  It’s rare to attend a conference with TONS of sessions that are relevant for my work (professional developer).

— 2018 Attendee