Carol Burris
Executive Director


  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Teacher evaluation

Carol Burris is the executive director of the Network for Public Education, which is dedicated to raising public awareness on issues of importance to public schools. She is a fellow of the National Education Policy Center and co-director of the Schools of Opportunity Program. Burris served as principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York, from 2000 to 2015. In 2010, she was recognized by the New York School Administrators Association as their Outstanding Educator of the Year, and in 2013 she was again recognized by NASSP as the New York State High School Principal of the Year. Burris has co-authored two books on educational equity, and her third book, “On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the 21st Century Struggle Against Re-Segregation,” is available from Beacon Press. Burris is a frequent guest blogger for The Washington Post’s Answersheet. She received her doctorate from Teachers College in 2003.