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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

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Bonnie O'Keefe
Alex Spurrier
Jennifer O'Neal Schiess
Hailly T.N. Korman
Melissa Steel King
Allison Crean Davis
Indira Dammu
Juliet Squire
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.