Alex Spurrier

Guest Blogger

Senior Analyst, Bellwether Education Partners

Louisville, Kentucky

Alex Spurrier is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Evaluation practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether, Alex worked as a senior data scientist at the Kentucky Center for Statistics, conducting research and working with partners from early childhood, K-12, post-secondary and workforce organizations to help them utilize longitudinal data for program improvement.

Previously, he served as a Harvard Strategic Data Project fellow at the Kentucky Department of Education, where he led the creation and execution of the agency’s research agenda and developed tools using statistical software to improve the speed and accuracy of analysis projects. Before that, he conducted education policy research and analysis for TNTP and ConnCAN, covering school finance, charter schools, teacher evaluation, teacher compensation and other issues. Alex got his start in education as a fifth grade teacher and Teach For America corps member in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Posted Feb. 9, 2021

What AP Classes Can Teach Us About Building Stronger Curriculum for All Students

When millions of parents became de facto teachers during COVID-19, they saw firsthand a deep-seeded, widespread problem in American education:…

By Alex Spurrier

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Posted Nov. 14, 2019

It Shouldn’t Take a Tragedy for Us to Act on School Bus Safety

Imagine you’re running late to work. You hop in your car and drive just under the speed limit, but you’re…

By Alex Spurrier

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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