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Juliet Squire
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Partner
Policy and Evaluation

Background: Juliet Squire is a partner in the Policy and Evaluation practice area. Since joining Bellwether in 2013, she has provided policy analysis and strategic advising support to school operators and support organizations, foundations, and think tanks. She has also authored reports on charter school laws and governance, private school management organizations, and rural education, among other topics.

Before joining Bellwether, she worked at the New Jersey Department of Education, where she directed strategies for advancing technology-driven innovation and oversaw the state’s Race to the Top program. Previously, she managed school board relationships and new school development for National Heritage Academies, providing support to school leaders and helping to launch new charter schools in Louisiana, New York, and Wisconsin. Juliet began her career at the American Enterprise Institute, where she studied a wide range of issues in K-12 and higher education policy. She is the former board chair of a charter school in Washington, DC.

She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.

Experience at Bellwether: policy research and analysis, foundation advising, writing

Client segments served: think tanks, foundations, intermediaries, charter school operators, advocacy organizations

Sample clients: Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Oklahoma Youth Expo, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, American Enterprise Institute, Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho

Why I do this work: I believe an educated public is an essential building block for a free and prosperous society and that every child deserves equal access to the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve his or her potential.

 

Recent Media

Publication
Juliet Squire
Melissa Steel King
Justin Trinidad

In "Toward Equitable Access and Affordability: How Private Schools and Microschools Seek to Serve Middle- and Low-Income Students," we sought to understand the landscape of private schools working to provide an affordable education by looking at the approaches they are taking and how they are revisiting traditional operating models. We profile a variety of strategies used by schools to improve access for middle- and low-income families. Some schools rely on reducing the costs to families (i.e., tuition) by providing significant financial aid or partnering with scholarship programs, some have found inventive new revenue streams, and some have streamlined operations and leveraged technology to reduce their per-pupil expenditures.
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