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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

June 15, 2021

Federal Flash | College and Career Pathways, Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, 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, COVID Response & Recovery, 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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May 10, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Digital Divide, Digital Learning, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Education Budget, US Department of Education

New FCC Programs Offer Billions to Close the Digital Divide

Two big announcements from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). First, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program opens May 12 to provide eligible, high-poverty households with …
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May 3, 2021

Blog | Assessment

High-Poverty Schools Must Have Poor Test Results? New York Data Show That’s Not the Case

It is unfair to assume that poverty, or any other student demographic characteristic, is inextricably linked to lower academic achievement.
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March 26, 2021

Federal Flash | COVID Response & Recovery, Digital Divide, Federal Communications Commission, US Department of Education

Grand Reopening! How the Federal Government Is Supporting Students’ Return to School

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) convened the National Safe School Reopening Summit to share strategies and guidance to help schools return to in-person …
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March 2, 2021

Federal Flash | Accountability and Support, Assessment, Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Digital Divide, Every Student Succeeds Act, Federal Communications Commission, US Department of Education

Testing, Testing? New Federal Guidance on State Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) waives accountability requirements, but questions remain on whether state assessments will go forward as planned this year. Plus, …
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