Background and Contact Info

Peter Piazza (@PeterTPiazza)

I am an education policy researcher, whose work is oriented towards preserving and strengthening public education. I completed my Ph.D. at the Boston College Lynch School of Education in 2015. My previous research has focused primarily on democratic engagement in public education policymaking and on the impact non-profit advocacy organizations in the post-Citizens United era of policy development. See recent publications in the Journal of Education PolicyCritical Studies in Education, and the Berkeley Review of Education.

Motivated partly by the results of the national election, this blog is an exploration of school segregation today. I’ll use each post to publicly explore/develop my understanding of its causes and potential solutions. See the introduction posts for more information about the purpose of the blog (intro part 1) as well as my research and personal background (intro part 2).

Feel free to reach out via email at I am available for consulting and/or any relevant research opportunities.

And, thanks for visiting!