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Khalilah Harris Adjunct Professorial Lect SOE School of Education

EdD, Educational Leadership & Organizational Development - University of Pennsylvania ** JD - University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ** BA, Political Science - Morgan State University

Dr. Khalilah M. Harris is managing director of K12 education policy at the Center for American Progress and is a non-resident senior fellow with the Maryland Center on Economic Policy. Harris brings a unique perspective to American Progress from an extensive career working to expand access to opportunity through a racial equity lens in community organizing, education, education policy, youth advocacy, and building an inclusive workforce. Dr. Harris is a regular contributor on MSNBC and has published in a variety of news outlets including the Washington Post, Education Week, The 74 Million and others. She organizes nationally with the EduColor movement and served as the first Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans. A proud alum of Morgan State University, Khalilah also obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, and her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.
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