Fordham Institute names Adam Emerson its “school choice czar”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Thomas B. Fordham Institute announced today that Adam Emerson will join the organization as the director of its new policy program on parental choice, effective February 1, 2012. In this newly-created position, Emerson will coordinate the Institute’s school choice-related research projects, policy analyses and commentaries on issues including vouchers, charter schools, homeschooling, and digital learning. Currently editor of the redefinED blog, Emerson will now edit and write for Fordham’s new Choice Words blog.
“We’re thrilled to welcome someone with Adam’s abilities and track record to the Fordham team,” said Fordham Institute President Chester E. Finn, Jr. “Few commentators combine his experience, expertise and enthusiasm in this vital realm of education with his talents as a writer.”
Emerson comes to Fordham from Step Up For Students, where he served as the assistant director for public and policy affairs. In that role, Emerson developed and executed communications strategies for an organization that provides private school tuition assistance to more than 37,000 low-income children throughout Florida. Previously, he worked as a journalist for more than nine years, including eight years as an education reporter for the Tampa Tribune and Lansing (Mich.) State Journal.
Media inquiries should be directed to Fordham’s external relations manager, Ty Eberhardt at (202) 223-5452 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Thomas B.Fordham Institute is available online at its redesigned website: www.edexcellence.net.
Category: Charters & Choice
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About the Editor
Director, Program on Parental Choice
Adam Emerson is the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s school choice czar, directing the Institute’s policy program on parental choice and editing the Choice Words blog. He coordinates the Institute’s school choice-related research projects, policy analyses and commentaries on issues that include charter schools and public school choice along with school vouchers, homeschooling and digital learning.
May 16, 2013
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