Faculty Expert Profile

David Steiner

  • Executive director of the Institute for Education Policy
  • Professor of Education


  • Institute for Education Policy
  • School of Education

Steiner is the executive director of the Institute for Education Policy and currently serves as a member of the Maryland Board of Education and on the Maryland Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education. Additionally, he serves on the boards of Urban Teachers and Relay Graduate School of Education. He previously served as Commissioner of Education for New York State, dean at the Hunter College School of Education, and as Director of Education at the National Endowment for the Arts.

As New York State Commissioner, Steiner led the state's successful $700 million Race to the Top application to redesign state standards, assessments, and teacher certification. He launched EngageNY, the nation's most consulted online curriculum. An expert on education policy, Steiner conducts research, and consults with the federal government, state and urban education leaders, and educational reform organizations.

Steiner also directed the CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House in New York, a venue that will continue to be used for public events by the new Johns Hopkins Institute.

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To catch students up, don't remediate. Accelerate.
Published May 6, 2021
To counteract the learning loss associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, one School of Education expert is urging schools to keep students working at grade level rather than repeating lessons they may have missed.
COVID-19 and the new school year
Published Aug 9, 2021
As a new school year begins, Johns Hopkins education experts stress the high value of in-person learning balanced by mitigating community spread of the virus

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