Arun Ramanathan

Arun Ramanathan
Arun Ramanathan
Chief Executive Officer,
Pivot Learning

Arun Ramanathan is the chief executive officer of Pivot Learning. Pivot Learning, an Oakland-based nonprofit, works with high-needs school districts across the country to develop solutions to educational equity problems, helping to ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and career. Prior to joining Pivot, Ramanathan served as the executive director of the Education Trust–West and as chief student services officer in the San Diego Unified School District. He began his career as a special education teacher and paraprofessional. Ramanathan received his PhD in administration, policy, and social planning from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

updated 2020

Publications by Arun Ramanathan
What California’s Leaders Must Do Next to Advance Student Learning During COVID-19
On July 17th, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that all K–12 schools in California counties with rising COVID-19 infections would be required to teach remotely. Without a strong focus on improving the quality of remote education at scale, students…
The Implications of Marin’s Rising Pension Costs and Tax Revolt for Increasing Education Funding
Voters in Marin County have long been willing to pass parcel taxes to fund their schools. In 2016, taxes faced unprecedented opposition from local activists; taxes in Kentfield and Mill Valley were defeated or passed by previously unheard-of narrow…