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FutureEd Senior Fellow Andrew Buher is founder and managing director of Opportunity Labs, a consulting and product design firm.  He was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to his work at HUD, Andrew was the chief operating 0fficer of the New York City Department of Education and formerly chief of staff to Chancellor Dennis Walcott. Andrew is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, French American Foundation Young Leader, Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow, and an Education Pioneer. Andrew serves on the board of The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School and ClimbHire. He received an MPA from Columbia University and a BA from Rider University.

Work by Andrew Buher

Why We Shouldn’t Be So Certain That Schools Should Be Open

With the coronavirus surging again and state and local officials closing down communities for a…

School-Based Health Care is Key to Helping Student Succeed

This piece was published in The Hill. Healthy students are better learners. They…

Where the Covid-19 Vaccine Meets The Anti-Vax Movement: Schools

This commentary was originally published in The Hill. The long-simmering national debate over childhood…

Public Health and the Safe Reopening of Schools

This piece was orginally published as a commentary in Politico. The unfolding complexity of school reopening…