Michelle Berger is a research associate in the K-12 division of EAB. She has completed research on behalf of university, school district, and independent school leaders. Her K-12 research has focused on topics including project management practices for large school districts, the benefits of full-day pre-school programs, school start times, and combating the adolescent vaping crisis. Her recent research focuses on public schools and the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to joining EAB, Michelle worked part-time in data and accountability at an elementary school and she completed an internship at a Think Tank in Washington, D.C.
Michelle graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Classical Studies from The George Washington University.
Research and Insights
Questions around special education services arise as districts announce plans to continue instruction from a distance. Will COVID-19 exacerbate existing inequities, or could it create a blueprint for equitable, distance-based learning in the future?