School of Education
- Charles Tesconi, Jr., is a Professor of Education at American University, Washington, DC, where he served as Dean of the School of Education from 1989-1993 and 1996-2000. He was Dean of the College of Education and Social Services and Professor of Education at the University of Vermont (1978-1989), served on the faculties of Ithaca College, University of Illinois (Chicago), and has been a Visiting Professor at the Ohio State University. Tesconi is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of six books and numerous articles emphasizing the relation between socioeconomic background and educational opportunity. His most recent book, Good Schools (Hampton Press), examines the local policy environments of public schools unusually successful with economically poor students. Tesconi has served on the editorial boards of major social and educational journals, and has held appointive and elective office in professional and scholarly associations, including service as the elected President of the American Educational Studies Association. He consults for state and federal agencies, schools, universities, and foundations.
DegreesEdD, University of Cincinnati
Area of Expertise: Equality of educational opportunity, child poverty and educational opportunity, schools that are successful with poor children
Additional Information: Charles Tesconi researches and teaches linkages among socioeconomic status, education policy, and opportunity. Tesconi's current project is a study of child poverty and its relationship to educational opportunity in the United States. He is the author or coauthor of six books and numerous articles emphasizing the relation between socioeconomic background and educational opportunity. His most recent book, Good Schools (Hampton Press), examines the local policy environments of public schools that have been unusually successful with economically poor students.
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