Khalilah M. Harris is the managing director for K-12 Education Policy at American Progress. She has had an extensive career of working to expand access to opportunity through an equity lens in community organizing, education, education policy, youth advocacy, and building an inclusive workforce. Harris also serves as a lecturer in the college of education at Towson University. A proud alumna of Morgan State University, Harris obtained her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has focused on using critical race theory to examine the presence and influence of black leadership on education reform.
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