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Phillip Burgoyne-Allen
Phil Burgoyne-Allen
Policy and Evaluation

Background: Phillip Burgoyne-Allen is an analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Evaluation practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether in 2015, Phillip worked as a legislative assistant for Brustein & Manasevit, a law firm specializing in the management and regulation of federal education grants. Before that, he was both an intern and policy consultant for the moderate think tank Third Way, where he worked on communications, education, and government reform. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2013.

Experience at Bellwether: policy research and analysis

Client segments served: nonprofit organizations, policy organizations, advocacy organizations, and foundations

Sample Clients: Council of Chief State School Officers, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Stand for Children, Walton Family Foundation

Why I do this work: When my mom was 16, she dropped out of high school to work more hours as a restaurant hostess. However, she later decided to further her education. She earned her GED, became a first-generation college student, and even graduated from law school. Now both my sister and I are college graduates, and our children and grandchildren will most likely be college graduates. My upbringing instilled in me an understanding of the exponential power that education can have.

Recent Media

Kelly Robson
Jennifer O’Neal Schiess
Phillip Burgoyne-Allen

"Staking Out the Middle Ground: Policy Design for Autonomous Schools" provides state and local leaders with key insights into the various contours of autonomous school policies. Two research briefs drawing from the full report provide specific summaries of Recommendations for State Leaders and Recommendations for Local Leaders. The report also surfaces lessons and recommendations from in-depth Profiles of Autonomous School Policies in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, and Massachusetts.

Cover image for Bellwether publication Staking Out the Middle Ground: Policy Design for Autonomous Schools February 2020