Andrew J. Rotherham

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Senior Advisor and Publisher, Education Insider

Andrew J. Rotherham is co-publisher of “Education Insider,” a federal policy analysis tool produced by Whiteboard Advisors, where he is a senior adviser. He is also a contributing editor to U.S. News & World Report and a senior editor at The 74, an education news and analysis publicationIn addition Rotherham writes the blog Eduwonk.com, teaches courses on education at The University of Virginia. Rotherham previously served at the White House as special assistant to the president for domestic policy during the Clinton administration, as a former member of the Virginia Board of Education, and as an education columnist for TIME and Executive Editor of RealClear Education.  Andy is the co-founder of Bellwether Education, a nonprofit working to support educational innovation and improve educational outcomes for underserved students, and has founded or co-founded two other education organizations and served on the boards of several other successful education startups.   

Rotherham is the author or co-author of more than 400 published articles, book chapters, papers, and op-eds about education policy and politics and is the author or editor of four books on educational policy. He serves on the boards of directors for the Curry School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia and The 74, and on the international board of directors for Classroom Champions, a Canada-based nonprofit that pairs Olympic and Paralympic athletes with high-poverty classrooms and schools. Rotherham is a fellow and moderator in the Aspen Global Leadership Network and serves on advisory boards for a variety of organizations including Education Pioneers, the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, and The National Young Farmers Coalition.