- Linda Caswell
LINDA CASWELL is a Senior Associate in the Social and Economic Policy Division at Abt Associates. Her research interests include literacy and bilingualism, teacher preparation and research methods. She is currently leading a national study for the U.S. Department of Education that examines the relationship between teacher preparation experiences and teacher effectiveness with a focus on English learners.
- Alina Martinez
ALINA MARTINEZ is a Principal Associate in the Social and Economic Policy Division at Abt Associates. Her research includes investigations of strategies to promote participation and success in STEM fields, as well as strategies to increase college access and retention. Currently, she is directing national evaluations for the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.
- Okhee Lee
New York University
OKHEE LEE is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education. A recent publication is: Lee, O., Quinn, H., & Valdés, G. (2013). Science and language for English language learners in relation to Next Generation Science Standards and with implications for Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics. Educational Researcher, 42(4), 223-233.
- Barbara Brauner Berns
Education Development Center
BARBARA BRAUNER BERNS is a Senior Project Director at Education Development Center, Inc. Her work focuses on science education with an emphasis on capacity building, curriculum implementation, and educational policy. As the Principal Investigator of CADRE, the NSF-supported resource network for DRK-12, she co-authored A Targeted Study of Gaming and Simulation Projects in DRK-12 (Uma Natarajan, Amy Busey, Barbara Brauner Berns, March, 2014). She has also co-edited with Judith Opert Sandler, Making Science Curriculum Matter: Wisdom for the Reform Road Ahead. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2008.
- Hilary Rhodes
The Wallace Foundation
HILARY RHODES is a Senior Research and Evaluation Officer at The Wallace Foundation where she leads efforts to fill key knowledge gaps and generate evidence of what works related to learning and enrichment opportunities for disadvantaged children and youth. Currently, she is managing grants that focus on noncognitive factors, scaling-up social innovations, data use by afterschool systems, and collective impact in education.