University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jenny Nagaoka

jkn@uchicago.edu

Jenny Nagaoka

Jenny Nagaoka is the deputy director of the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Nagaoka’s research interests focus on policy and practice in urban education reform, particularly developing school environments and instructional practices that promote college readiness and success. Nagaoka’s current work at the Consortium includes directing a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop frameworks and tools for the development of early warning and college readiness indicator systems, a study of the role of teachers and classroom context in developing students’ academic skills, academic mindsets, perseverance, and learning strategies, and a study of rigorous instruction in Chicago high school classrooms.