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Reuben Jacobson

Reuben Jacobson

Deputy Director, Coalition for Community Schools

Reuben is the deputy director for IEL’s Coalition for Community Schools (CCS). He helps develop and implement CCS’s research agenda, conducts and analyzes research on community schools, communicates research findings to the field, and works with IEL’s CCS staff on overall strategy, including policy and building local capacity.

Prior to joining IEL, Reuben worked at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. as a research analyst in education. In addition, he spent two tremendously challenging and wonderful years teaching fifth and sixth grade students in D.C. Public Schools as a D.C. Teaching Fellow. Most recently, Reuben worked on a study of teacher incentives at the University of Maryland – College Park.

Reuben is co-author of the American Educator article “A Coordinated effort: Well-conducted partnerships meet students’ academic, health, and social service needs” and has presented research at national meetings. He is an alumnus of IEL’s Education Policy Fellowship Program and the Education Pioneers Fellowship.

Reuben has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s degree in Education Policy from the George Washington University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from American University, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Maryland – College Park.