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Max Marchitello
Senior Analyst
Policy and Thought Leadership

Background: Max Marchitello is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether in June 2016, Max worked as a policy analyst on the K-12 Education Policy team at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on standards, accountability, and school finance. Before that, Max was the inaugural William L. Taylor Fellow at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Max also taught high school English and coached basketball in Philadelphia. Max holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.

Why I do this work: I believe that improving education for underserved communities is not only a moral imperative, but also essential for America’s future. 

 

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The 2015 passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ushered in a new era for state accountability systems. ESSA provided states an opportunity to help all students succeed by rethinking both how they identify schools that need to improve, and how those schools might be improved. The law requires states to submit a formal plan to the Department of Education for peer review and then begin implementing that plan in the 2017-18 school year. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia submitted their plans this past April, and the remainder will do so in September.

Keeping student success at the heart of these plans is paramount. That’s why Bellwether Education Partners, in partnership with the Collaborative for Student Success, convened an objective, independent peer review of state accountability plans in order to look beyond mere compliance with the federal process, encourage all states to adopt high-quality plans, and provide a resource for state leaders working to help all students succeed.

Read our executive summary of strengths and weaknesses across the 17 first-round states.