Michael Petrilli

Keynote: Equity and Excellence in Education Systems: A Purposeful Design

Michael Petrilli is president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education Next, and a distinguished senior fellow for Education Commission of the States.

An award-winning writer, Petrilli is the author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma and editor of Education for Upward Mobility. Petrilli has published opinion pieces in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg View, and Slate, and appears frequently on television and radio.

Petrilli helped to create the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Policy Innovators in Education Network, and Young Education Professionals. He is an international advisor to Learning Forward and serves on the advisory boards of the Association of American Educators, MDRC, and Texas Aspires.