Harold Levy
Executive Director

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Academic counseling
  • Academic standards
  • Access
  • Accreditation
  • Achievement gap
  • Attendance and absenteeism
  • Budget cuts
  • Business of education
  • Calendars and scheduling
  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • Common Core
  • Data and statistics
  • Digital divide
  • Education reform
  • Education technology
  • ESEA
  • Facilities
  • Federal policy
  • For-profit colleges
  • Gifted education
  • Leadership
  • Low-income students
  • Mobility
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Online advising
  • Online learning
  • Rankings
  • School reform
  • State of education
  • State policy
  • STEM education
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teachers unions
  • Urban education

Harold Levy is the executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Previously, Levy was managing director of Palm Ventures LLC, an education practice that invests in businesses with a transformative social impact; the executive vice president of Kaplan Inc., where he started Kaplan University’s online School of Education; the first non-educator chancellor of New York City schools; and the director of global compliance and associate general counsel at Citigroup. Levy has served on many boards and committees, including the U.S. Department of Education Committee on Measures of Student Success, the New York State Board of Regents, and the Commission on School Facilities and Maintenance Reform. He currently serves on the boards of the President’s Advisory Council at Teachers College, Columbia University, the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, Cambium Learning Group, Met Schools Inc., and Civic Nation’s College Promise Advisory Board. Levy received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in industrial and labor relations, a master’s in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of Oxford, and a law degree from Cornell Law School.