Our team creates proprietary research and policy analysis for private equity investors, foundations, and entrepreneurs.
“Whiteboard’s education team has been able to provide us with the sort of analysis and understanding of policy and political trends that can impact an investment decision or strategy. Their insight into K12 and post secondary education markets is unparalleled.”
Brooke Coburn, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Meet Our Team
Peter Cunningham recently served as the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, where he was responsible for advising Secretary Duncan on education policy development and communications. Meet our team.
“While the findings of the most recent engagement were not positive, the facts are what they are and it is difficult, if not impossible, to put capital at risk when the situation could change quickly in an adverse manner to the business model. The findings of your work helped us reach a quick and we believe ultimately the right conclusion.”
Sean Barrette, Vice President, Chicago Growth Partners
At Whiteboard Advisors, we are inspired by the transformative role that innovators play in improving outcomes for all students. Our team has an unparalleled understanding of the pre-kindergarten through postsecondary landscape. We have served in the White House, the United States Department of Education, state agencies, and classrooms. Over the last decade, we have provided due diligence on education transactions, advised on state and federal policy, and designed high-impact grant programs for leading donors.
W/A In The News
'Insiders' Weigh In, Politico, May 13, 2014
"Every single education “insider” thinks a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act has no shot until at least January 2015, according to Whiteboard Advisors’ monthly survey of a small group of education influentials."
RealClearEd Today, RealClearEducation, March 27, 2014
"...If rural education remains an afterthought for policymakers - a recent survey of rural school superintendents in Idaho and Whiteboard Advisors' 'Education Insiders' found both groups thought the Department of Education put a low priority on rural schools - then Native education is an afterthought of an afterthought."
Beltway Insiders: For Education, Florida Governor's Race Is One to Watch, Education Week, January 30, 2014
"Seventy-one percent of Washington insiders surveyed in January by Whiteboard Advisors, a consulting firm, think that the Florida gubernatorial race is the most important one to watch for education. They also think New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Georgia gubernatorial races are important races to follow."