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 Supovitz is the Executive Director of the CPRE Knowledge Hub (, 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

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