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Miya T. Warner

Senior Researcher, SRI Education

Miya Warner, Ph.D., an education researcher, evaluates the effects of education policies and reforms on student learning and educational equity. She is dedicated to understanding the causes and contexts of the current racial and socioeconomic disparities in educational outcomes and to assessing potential policy solutions. Warner has experience with randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental design, extant data analysis, the use of district administrative data, qualitative data collection and analysis, and mixed-methods research design.

Warner is the co-principal investigator of the evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative, a multiyear study of a major systemic effort in nine districts to transform high schools through industry-themed programs of study that integrate rigorous academic instruction with a demanding technical curriculum and work-based learning. She is also the lead quantitative analyst on a related study, the Evaluation of the Linked Learning Health Career Pathways Project in Oakland Unified School District.

Warner also serves as co-principal investigator for an ongoing mixed-methods evaluation of the professional development provided by The Evaluation of the California Subject Matter Projects. Past work includes an evaluation of California’s Public Charter School Grant Program (PCSGP) and an i3 funded evaluation of the Florida Master Teacher Initiative (FMTI).

Across these studies, Warner has overseen the analysis of extant data, developed and analyzed surveys, led case study work, and integrated qualitative and quantitative findings to communicate complex information to funders and policy audiences.

Warner earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation explored whether small high school reform in New York City fulfilled its goal of providing disadvantaged students access to rigorous mathematics curricula, thereby increasing their college readiness. Warner also holds a B.A. in history and French from Amherst College.

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