Barbara R. Davidson

President of StandardsWork,Inc and Executive Director of Knowledge Matters Campaign

Barbara R. Davidson is President of StandardsWork, Inc. and serves as Executive Director of the Knowledge Matters Campaign. She is a former classroom teacher of learning-disabled students who has worked for more than 30 years to advance the role that high-quality curriculum plays in supporting teacher excellence, the importance of building students’ background knowledge of the world, and the case that specific evidence-based instructional practices can provide needed octane for learning. Davidson was editor, with Mike Petrilli and Kathleen Carroll, of the recently published, “Follow the Science to School:  Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Education.”

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