Liz Cohen is FutureEd’s policy director. She has worked as an analyst and advisor for foundations, districts, and nonprofit organizations in the K-12 education space for nearly two decades, first at the District of Columbia Public Schools’ Office of Data and Accountability and then at the Office of the State Superintendent in the District of Columbia. She has also worked at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, 50CAN, the Urban Institute, and Whiteboard Advisors and was a strategic data fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research. Cohen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

Work by Liz Cohen

A Long-Term Strategy for Funding High-Quality Tutoring

With millions of students struggling academically in the wake of the pandemic and a raft of research pointing to high quality tutoring as an effective way to raise student achievement, it’s not surprising that upwards of 80 percent of public schools offered some form of tutoring in the 2022-23 school year.

The New Wave of Public Funding of Private Schooling, Explained

An analysis of fast-expanding state initiatives to allow families to pay private educational expenses with public monies