Elliot Weinbaum

Program Director William Penn Foundation

Elliot’s work at the William Penn Foundation focuses on improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students in Philadelphia. He works with a team that supports efforts to improve teaching and learning from early childhood through high school.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Elliot was an Associate Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Education, where he oversaw the federally funded Regional Educational Laboratories and the What Works Clearinghouse. He also spent more than a decade at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where he was a researcher and member of the faculty. While at Penn, he studied the impacts of federal and state policies on the work of teachers and administrators.

A product of Philadelphia’s public schools, Elliot received his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Yale University. Elliot recently served as an Eisenhower Fellow, studying education policy and improvement efforts in cities across China.

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