Bryan Hassel

Guest Blogger

Co-Director, Public Impact

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Bryan Hassel is co-director of Public Impact. He consults nationally with leading public agencies, non-profit organizations and foundations working for dramatic improvements in K-12 education. He is a recognized expert on charter schools, school turnarounds, education entrepreneurship and human capital in education.

Hassel’s recent work includes a chapter on how cutting-edge data strategies could transform public education in the book “A Byte at the Apple: Rethinking Data Systems for the Post-NCLB Era” and co-authoring “The Big U-Turn: How to Bring Schools From the Brink of Doom to Stellar Success” for Education Next

He also authored the Brookings Institution Press book “The Charter School Challenge: Avoiding the Pitfalls, Fulfilling the Promise,” co-edited the Brookings volume Learning From School Choice and co-authored Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child’s School with Confidence.

Hassel received his doctorate in public policy from Harvard University and his master’s in politics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he attended as a Morehead Scholar.

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Posted June 5, 2015

Yes We Can Have Great Teachers in High-Poverty Schools

Fact or fantasy? A high-poverty, high-need school posts several teacher openings and ends up with far too many candidates. More…

By Bryan Hassel, Emily Ayscue Hassel

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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