Joan McRobbie

Joan McRobbie
Senior Associate, National School Reform,
Community Training and Assistance Center

Joan McRobbie is senior associate for National School Reform at the Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC), whose work involves intensive technical assistance with school districts; research and evaluation; and advisory to policymakers at all levels. She has long held senior policy and research positions in education R&D firms, notably WestEd, as well as cabinet posts in a major urban school districts, such as San Diego Unified. She was also a former research associate at PACE. Previously, as a journalist, she won numerous national, regional, and local journalism awards. McRobbie holds an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she was a Lucius N. Littauer Fellow.

Publications by Joan McRobbie
California’s struggle to close the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic achievement gaps among its groups of students mirrors that of every other state. But compared with other states, the challenge in California is by every measure more daunting. Gaps…