Steve Fleischman to Serve as Knowledge Alliance Board Chair


November 6, 2014


Portrait of Steve Fleischman

Portland, Oregon — Knowledge Alliance, a DC-based non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates for the greater use of research-based knowledge in education policy and practice, announced this morning on Twitter the appointment of Education Northwest CEO Steve Fleischman as incoming board chair.

I look forward to working with the education leaders and organizations in Knowledge Alliance. We share a commitment to make sure that school improvement is guided by evidence. I am proud to work with my colleagues in peer organizations to make that mission a reality. —Steve Fleischman

“Steve is a great colleague and thoughtful leader,” said Knowledge Alliance President Michele McLaughlin. “He is well respected by his peers and will be a great partner as we move forward with Knowledge Alliance's policy agenda.”

Fleischman will serve a two-year term, taking over the position from Wes Hoover, president and CEO of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL).

Founded in 1971, Knowledge Alliance is a member organization that focuses on learning and applying what works to dramatically improve K-12 public education. Knowledge Alliance is comprised of leading education organizations that are dedicated to solving some of the biggest problems facing our schools today through the development and use of high-quality, relevant research.