Jacob Mishook

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Senior Research Associate, District Redesign
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379 Jacob Mishook's work includes research and data analysis on the Metro Nashville Public Schools evaluation and College Readiness Indicator Systems project, managing the Institute’s work related to arts education, and managing internal evaluation and documentation of the Transatlantic School Innovation Alliance. He also serves as co-chair of the Districts in Research and Reform SIG and as program chair of the Arts and Learning SIG for the American Educational Research Association. Previously, Jacob worked as an educational researcher in the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology with honors in education from Stanford University and a doctorate in educational theory and policy from Pennsylvania State University. His fields of interest include central office reform, collective teacher practice and educator networks, and the use of data to inform decision-making. 


Recent AISR commentary, articles and news:

Quoted in "Superintendent moves from good to great in Tennessee," District Administration (August 2013) 

Voices in Urban Education 36 article (co-author): Developing College Readiness within and across School Districts: The Federal Role (Spring 2013)

AISR online publication: Developing Great Teachers and Leaders in Knox County Schools: Interview with Superintendent Jim McIntyre (April 2013)

Voices in Urban Education 35: Higher Expectations: Moving Toward Indicators of College Readiness (Fall 2012)

Voices in Urban Education 35: College Readiness and Smart Education Systems (Fall 2012)

Commentary: Districts Play a Critical Role in School Turnaround - But They Need to Do It Right (8/23/12)

Commentary: Beyond Individual Skills: Collective Capacity Building in Nashville (5/29/12)

Commentary: The Role of Counseling in an Era of College Readiness (3/9/12)

Commentary: The Value of College Readiness Indicators and Interventions: Lessons from Chicago (12/16/11)

Commentary: Supporting the Collective Practice of Teachers (7/23/11)

Commentary: Peer Networks and Sharing Best Practices: A "New" Old Idea (5/2/11)

Commentary: Race to the Top: New Federal and State Roles Raise Questions (2/23/10)