Carol Burris


Carol Burris is the Executive Director of the Network for Public Education, a national organization dedicated support and improve public education. Carol served as principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre NY from 2000 to 2015. 

She received her doctorate from Teachers College in 2003. Her dissertation, on the long-term effects of accelerating all students in middle school math to increase the achievement of students of color won the NASSP dissertation of the year award.  In 2010, she was recognized by New York School Administrators Association as their Outstanding Educator of the Year, and in 2013 she was again recognized by NASSP as the New York State High School Principal of the Year. Carol has co-authored two books on educational equity, and her third book, On the Same Track: How Schools can Join the 21st Century Struggle against Re-Segregation, is available from Beacon Press. She is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles on educational equity, teacher evaluation, and detracking. Carol is a frequent guest blogger for the Answersheet of The Washington Post

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