Lauren Morando Rhim
Executive Director and Co-founder


  • Academic performance
  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • Assessment
  • Charter schools
  • Civil rights
  • Data and statistics
  • District reform
  • Education law
  • Education reform
  • ESEA
  • Federal funding
  • Federal policy
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Personalized learning
  • Remediation and intervention
  • Research and methodology
  • Rural education
  • School choice
  • School finance and spending
  • School funding
  • School reform
  • Special education
  • Special education and learning disabilities
  • State of education
  • State policy
  • Urban education

Lauren Morando Rhim is a researcher, consultant and advocate for children. She has spent the last 20 years striving to identify strategies to create and sustain high quality public schools for all students. As a consultant, Rhim’s practice specialized in pressing education reform issues pertaining to school restructuring and turnaround, charter schools, special education, and state and district support for school improvement. A significant portion of her work has been devoted to studying and providing technical assistance focused on supporting students with disabilities’ access to and success in charter schools. Building on this experience, she co-founded and serves as executive director of the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools, which advocates for students with disabilities in the charter sector through focus on collaboration, policy advocacy, technical assistance and research. Rhim has a doctorate in education policy from the University of Maryland and has published extensively about school reform and, specifically, issues related to equity in the charter sector. She regularly consults with federal, state and local policy leaders as well as practitioners.