Brandi Holten

Brandi works as a researcher focusing in the area of postsecondary and career readiness. She also is involved in work around early warning systems, student discipline, and educator effectiveness.

She has a B.A. in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.S.Ed. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She recently completed a two-year fellowship program with the Strategic Data Project at the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research.

Throughout my education, teachers continually guided my path forward. Education Northwest’s work directly aligns with my desire to understand and identify practices and policies in education that positively affect student growth through rigorous research and analysis.

Advisor, Post Secondary & Career Readiness


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Blog Posts

Five Strategies for Maximizing the Potential of Dual-Credit Courses


January 27th, 2017

Earning college credit while still in high school can benefit students in many ways. What can states, districts and schools do to help their dual-credit programs become successful?

Improving Educational Outcomes for Oregon’s Incarcerated Youth


October 18th, 2016

What educational barriers do youth face when they enter and exit the juvenile justice system, and how can schools and detention facilities help incarcerated youth keep their education on track?