Dr. Beth Tarasawa

Beth Tarasawa is the Director of the Collaborative for Student Growth at NWEA and teaches in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University. Her research focuses on issues related to educational equity, particularly those concerning social class, race, and linguistic diversity, and she leads the Collaborative’s partnerships with universities, foundations, and school districts to produce rigorous, accessible education policy research. She completed a PhD in Sociology of Education at Emory University with a concentration in education policy.