Allison Carter

Allison Carter
Allison Carter
Vice President,
Pivot Learning

Allison Carter is vice president of education programs at Pivot Learning, an Oakland nonprofit that works with high-needs school districts across the country to develop solutions to educational equity problems. She leads a portfolio of grant-funded projects and manages partnerships with organizations, including Policy Analysis for California Education, WestEd, American Institutes for Research, EdTrust–West, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, and the California Department of Education. Before joining Pivot, Carter was a fellow with Education Pioneers at Alameda Unified School District, an elementary school teacher in New York City, and a 2005 Teach for America Corps member. She received her master's degree in education policy, organization, and leadership studies from Stanford University and a master of studies degree in elementary education from Pace University in New York.

updated 2018

Publications by Allison Carter
How Rural District Networks Can Drive Continuous Improvement
Rural school districts face unique challenges in procuring funds, recruiting staff, and obtaining high-quality technical assistance. This environment creates problems in identifying high-quality instructional materials and implementing best…
Over the Hill and Out of Sight
The typical image of California is one of coastal cities and urban centers. But this picture leaves out much of the state and many of its residents. For large numbers of policymakers, foundations, and education leaders, these parts of our large and…
Rural District Implementation of Common Core State Standards
In August 2010, the California State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Three years later, the president of the State Board, Dr. Michael Kirst, noted that CCSS “changes almost everything,” including what teachers…