Andrew J. Rotherham is a co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education, a nonprofit organization working to improve educational outcomes for low-income students.
Rotherham leads Bellwether’s thought leadership, idea
generation, and policy analysis work. He also writes the weekly
"School of Thought" column for Time, writes for Eduwonk.com, and is the co-publisher of
"Education Insider," a federal-policy research tool produced by
Whiteboard Advisors. Rotherham previously served at the White House as
special assistant to the president for domestic policy during the Clinton
administration and is a former member of the Virginia Board of
Education. In addition to Bellwether, Rotherham has founded or co-founded
two other influential education-reform organizations including Education Sector
and has served on the boards of several other successful education
Rotherham is the author or co-author of more than 200
published articles, book chapters, papers, and op-eds about education policy
and politics and is the author or editor of four books on educational policy.
He serves on advisory boards and committees for a variety of organizations
including Education Pioneers, The Broad Foundation, the National Center for
Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. (CALDER). Rotherham
is on the board of directors for the Indianapolis Mind Trust, is vice chair of
the Curry School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia, and
serves on the Visiting Committee for the Harvard Graduate School of Education.