Ashley Jochim
Research Analyst


  • Charter schools
  • Common Core
  • Community involvement
  • Data and statistics
  • District reform
  • ESEA
  • Education reform
  • Parent involvement
  • Politics
  • Research and methodology
  • School choice
  • Standards and testing
  • State policy
  • Urban education

Ashley Jochim is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Her research focuses on policy analysis and implementation, including work on state education agencies, Common Core standards, school choice, and district reform efforts. A political scientist by training, Jochim is an expert on education governance and the politics of education policy. She is a co-author with Paul Hill of a book published in 2014 by University of Chicago Press that suggests who governs public education is much less important than what powers they have. Her academic research can be found in the Policy Studies Journal, Publius, Politics and Governance, and Political Research Quarterly, as well as numerous edited volumes. In 2012, she was selected as one of a dozen emerging education policy scholars interested in narrowing the gap between research and policy. Prior to working at CRPE, she was a research analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. Jochim holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology and a doctorate in political science, both from the University of Washington.