We are pleased to announce that Rachel Leventhal-Weiner has joined Connecticut Voices for Children as our Education Policy Fellow. Dr. Leventhal-Weiner, who will coordinate the organization’s research and policy work in early care and K-12 education, brings extensive experience in educational research, including her work as Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity College researching and teaching on education policy, college readiness and racial and ethnic inequality in education.
Connecticut Voices for Children has identified the inequality in opportunity for children in Connecticut as the defining challenge for our State. Dr. Leventhal-Weiner will be a great asset to our team in advocating for more effective and equitable education policies.
Dr. Leventhal-Weiner received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from the Teachers College at Columbia University, and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.
Cyd Oppenheimer, Senior Policy Fellow at Voices for Children, who has worked primarily on early care and education, will now focus on child welfare and juvenile justice issues.