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National coordinator, Broader Bolder Approach to Education
Elaine Weiss is the national coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, where she works with a high-level Task Force and coalition partners to promote a comprehensive, evidence-based set of policies to allow all children to thrive. She came to BBA from the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she served as project manager for Pew's Partnership for America’s Economic Success campaign. In that capacity, she worked with researchers to assemble evidence on the economic benefits of early childhood investments, developed advocacy materials, and worked with state partners to engage business leaders to promote effective early childhood programs. Ms. Weiss is an attorney, a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School and received a Ph.D. in public policy from the George Washington University in August 2011. She is a member of the Center for Disease Control's task force on child abuse, and has served as volunteer counsel for clients at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.