Daniel C. Humphrey

Daniel Humphrey
Daniel C. Humphrey
Independent Education Consultant

Daniel C. Humphrey (Ed.D., History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University), is an education policy consultant and the former director of the Center for Education Policy at SRI International. Dr. Humphrey is a nationally known expert on teacher development, urban education, and school reform. He has more than 20 years of experience in research on complex educational interventions in California and nationally, and has managed numerous large-scale, multiyear evaluations, many of which focus on state and federal education policy, efforts to improve schooling for low-income and special needs children, and principal and teacher development.

Dr. Humphrey served as the principal investigator on the evaluation of the Massachusetts Human Capital Management Initiatives, which included the statewide educator evaluation system, the Teacher Incentive Fund grant, and the Human Resources Reform Pilot. He was also the co-principal investigator of the National Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) for the U.S. Department of Education. He has also studied California's Peer Assistance and Review programs, which includes beginning teacher policies, and has conducted two major studies of the state's Local Control Funding Formula. A former elementary school teacher and principal, he holds an Ed.D. in history and education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Publications by Daniel C. Humphrey
A Guide for Parents, Families, and the Public
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of school districts in California will not have in-person teaching in fall 2020. Over the months ahead, parents, educators, and the public will have to navigate uncertainty in weighing the costs and…
Lessons from Other States
California faces challenges in its efforts to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities (SWDs), especially regarding SWDs’ participation in general education originally mandated by PL 94-142. Research evidence consistently…
Counties, Differentiated Assistance, and the New School Dashboard
California’s new Statewide System of Support is grounded in the fundamental principles of the Local Control Funding Formula, especially its emphasis on the central role of local educators in determining the best approaches to improvement. This…
Survey Results
In this brief we summarize findings from three surveys that sought to learn how county offices of education (COEs) are changing in response to the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Statewide System of Support (SSS).…