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Ziyu Zhou

Research and Data Specialist, All4Ed

Ziyu Zhou joined All4Ed in August 2019 as a policy analyst and is responsible for analyzing data about state implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), informing policymakers at the national and the state levels, and helping improve equity under ESSA.

Prior to joining All4Ed, Ms. Zhou completed a year-long fellowship at Child Trends, a research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives of children and youth. She conducted research on “healthy school” policy in the K–12 education space, including school climate; inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students in schools; and trauma-sensitive practices. She also played a leading role in creating data visualizations in Tableau for the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) State School Health Policy Database. Ms. Zhou also worked for a youth program in Pittsburgh, PA, that aims to help students of color and those from low-income families transition successfully from high school into higher education and meaningful careers. She gained hands-on experience working with youth and established a central database for the program.

Ms. Zhou holds a master’s degree in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in Russian language and literature from Fudan University (Shanghai, China).

Articles by Ziyu

March 14, 2022

Federal Flash | Budget and Resources, Federal Education Budget, US Department of Education

Moneytalks: Congress Passes a Budget with Many Education Wins

Congress came together to pass a budget for fiscal year 2022 just hours before the latest continuing resolution would have expired. Despite many wins …
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February 4, 2022

Federal Flash | Accountability and Support, College and Career Pathways, Congress, Every Student Succeeds Act, Higher Education, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

New Day, New Thinking.

Congress leaves Build Back Better on the backburner as they prepare for a Supreme Court nomination, but looming deadlines may force them to move …
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December 13, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Federal Communications Commission, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

Congress Punts Budget Decisions to 2022

Congress passes a continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown, extending the deadline to early 2022 to make budget decisions and freeing the calendar …
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October 22, 2021

Federal Flash | Assessment, Congress, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Is Free Community College on the Chopping Block?

Congress remains at a standstill over budget reconciliation, with a looming December deadline to make key decisions to keep the government open and funded.
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August 16, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Digital Divide, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

Senate Moves One Step Closer to Historic Investments in Public Education

The Senate passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution to expand public education by four years and a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes funding for broadband access.
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July 22, 2021

Publication | College and Career Pathways, COVID Response & Recovery, High Schools, Higher Education

Using Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds to Support Student Transitions from High School to Higher Education

Why state and district leaders should use federal coronavirus relief funds to improve college access and success, especially for students who are historically underserved and under-represented in higher education.
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