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Ashley LiBetti
Associate Partner
Policy and Evaluation

Background: Ashley LiBetti is an associate partner with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Evaluation practice area. Since joining Bellwether in 2013, Ashley has developed deep expertise in early childhood education, teacher preparation, and charter schools. Her research and analysis have been featured by C-SPAN, U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The 74, Hechinger Report, and elsewhere. Prior to joining Bellwether, Ashley worked for the U.S. Department of Education, Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore City Public Schools, Urban Teachers, and City Year Los Angeles.

Experience at Bellwether: policy research and analysis, strategic advising, long- and short-form writing

Client segments served: policy organizations, intermediaries, early childhood providers, foundations

Sample clients: Sesame Street, Montessori Public Policy Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rhode Island Department of Education, ConnCAN

Why I do this work: I’m the first person in my family to graduate from college — education fundamentally changed the options available to me. Policy as a whole is closer to where we need to be to give every student that opportunity, but we have a long way to go.

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Ashley LiBetti

COVID-19 has presented new challenges for schools and families to grapple with when it comes to student learning — but the pandemic also has illuminated shortcomings and missed opportunities that have long been present in our education system. Now, nearly a year after schools across the country first shut down due to the pandemic —and as more communities eye the possibility of a return to full-time, in-person learning — a new series of briefs from Bellwether offers guidance on how the education sector can recenter and rebuild in the wake of COVID-19.

"From Pandemic to Progress: Eight Education Pathways for COVID-19 Recovery" puts forth a suite of ambitious but achievable pathways for education leaders and policymakers to follow to re-engage in complex policy questions and rebuild education as the country begins to emerge from the pandemic. Drawing on the breadth of Bellwether's unique expertise and diversity of viewpoints, this series offers a take on what we'll need in the years ahead to create a sector that can provide students with the high-quality education and supports they need and deserve to be successful.