Thomas Toch

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Senior Partner for Public Policy Engagement; Director of Washington, D.C. Office

Thomas Toch is senior partner for public policy engagement at the Carnegie Foundation, where he brings policy expertise to Carnegie’s initiatives to strengthen the K-12 teaching profession, improve the success rates of students in public higher education, and rethink the relationship between research and practice in American education.

Previously, Toch co-founded and co-directed Education Sector, a leading independent think tank in Washington, D.C. He spent three years as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. And he has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and authored two books on American education, In the Name of Excellence (Oxford University Press) and High Schools on a Human Scale (Beacon Press).

Toch spent a decade as the senior education correspondent at U.S. News and World Report and has contributed to The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Wilson Quarterly, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Monthly. His writing has won numerous prizes, including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Goldsmith Prize, the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, the Society for Professional Journalists Public Service Award, and several awards from the Education Writers Association.


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Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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Washington, D.C. 20004

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