Director, Research & Policy
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Rosann leads a diverse and experienced team of Research & Policy staff in a range of projects to inform district-level reform and community organizing for school reform. The team’s mission is to conduct rigorous, participatory, mixed method studies that are equity-minded, collaborative, and action-oriented and that build knowledge for culturally responsive educational practices, policies, and systems. The team’s work includes original research, documentation and evaluation of reform efforts, analyses of current education policies, and the development of tools to share lessons and best practices. Previously, she was founding director of research and evaluation at the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) in Boston, where she led studies of autonomous small school reform, reviewed English language learner education in urban districts, analyzed the impact of performance assessments on students and systems, and documented patterns of enrollment and outcomes in the Boston Pilot School network. She was lead author of a chapter in Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies, edited by Patricia Gandara. Prior to her work at CCE, Tung conducted evaluations of federally funded systemic science and math reform efforts at Lesley University’s Program Evaluation and Research Group. She has served on the Massachusetts Committee on the Proficiency Gap and the board of the Mission Hill School in Roxbury, MA, and is currently a board member of TERC, a STEM education non-profit in Cambridge, MA, and Chinatown Cultural Center in Boston. She earned a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in biological & biomedical sciences from Harvard University.