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Craig Wacker is an education consultant studying aspects of social emotional learning. He has extensive experience in philanthropy—working for the Raikes Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has also served as a program examiner in the Education Branch of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and a Congressional Fellow on the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's staff.

Wacker has a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College, and a master's degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin.

Work by Craig Wacker

Tackling the AP Success Gap

Schools across the country have made rapid gains in expanding Advanced Placement courses to traditionally…

Teacher Mindsets Matter in Higher Education, Too

FutureEd’s recent report on Teacher Mindsets illustrates how adult attitudes, beliefs and behaviors are…

Teacher Mindsets: How Educators’ Perspectives Shape Student Success

Research increasingly points to the importance of social and emotional learning to student…

“Fitting In” and Rising Graduation Rates at UT Austin

Senior Fellow Craig Wacker wrote this piece in July. We’re reprising it with the…