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Ziyu Zhou

Policy Analyst, 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

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, Coronavirus Response, 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, Coronavirus Response, 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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July 20, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, Digital Divide, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity, US Department of Education

Money, Money, Money—Congressional Democrats’ Big Plans for Education Spending

The House education spending bill significantly increases K–12 funding as Congressional Democrats also announced a $3.5 trillion framework, to expand free public education by four years.
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June 15, 2021

Federal Flash | College and Career Pathways, Congress, Coronavirus Response, Funding Equity, High Schools, Opportunity to Learn, US Department of Education

The Bipartisan Senate Bill You’ve Never Heard of Just Expanded Pathways to College

The Senate passed a global competitiveness bill with new grants to expand STEM pathways for students to earn college credit or an industry credential in high school.
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June 2, 2021

Federal Flash | College and Career Pathways, Congress, Coronavirus Response, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity, High Schools, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Biden’s Budget Invests Billions in Education Equity

President Biden's FY2022 budget request includes a 41% increase for education, with proposals to expand public education by four years and create a $20 billion Title I "equity fund."
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