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Roby Chatterji is a senior policy analyst for K-12 Education at American Progress. He joins American Progress from the education consulting firm Whiteboard Advisors, where he worked on a number of issues related to education technology and state policy research and advocacy. Prior to that, he worked as an education policy fellow for the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor under Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) and handled a portfolio that included legislation related to school infrastructure and teacher preparation.

Before he was on Capitol Hill, Chatterji worked as an advocate for STEM, early childhood, and special education policies at Washington Partners. He interned at the Alliance for Excellent Education as well as the Federal Communications Commission, where he worked on initiatives to expand broadband equity in schools. Chatterji’s passion for education began in the classroom during his time as a fifth grade teacher in Phoenix and as an English teacher in Cusco, Peru.

Chatterji received his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain scholar. He also holds a master’s in elementary education from Arizona State University and earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina.

Latest by Roby Chatterji

Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All Students Report
Tenth-grade students make programming adjustments to a robot that they are testing in a Computer Science Principles course at a Maryland high school, December 2017. (Getty/Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All Students

Even in high schools with similar levels of access to advanced coursework, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students are less likely to be enrolled in advanced courses—and even when they are enrolled, they experience less success in these courses than their peers.

Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk

The Funnel To Passing AP Exams Interactive

The Funnel To Passing AP Exams

This interactive uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate how many students, overall and disaggregated, enroll in AP courses, take AP tests, and pass AP tests.

Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk

The Opportunity and Counseling Corps: Helping K-12 Students and Young Adults Recover From the Coronavirus Crisis Report
A first-grade teacher works with a student during an English literacy class at a school in Boston, April 2016. (Getty/The Boston Globe/Jonathan Wiggs)

The Opportunity and Counseling Corps: Helping K-12 Students and Young Adults Recover From the Coronavirus Crisis

Investing in an Opportunity and Counseling Corps would provide tutoring, counseling, and other supports to students as well as employment and skill development for young adults to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus.

Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk, Roby Chatterji

Fighting Systemic Racism in K-12 Education: Helping Allies Move From the Keyboard to the School Board Article
Student activists from New York City public schools—which remain some of the most segregated in the nation—meet with Board of Education officials demanding an end to all metal detectors, a more equitable division of resources within the school system, and reforms to the admissions process, January 2020. (Getty/Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis)

Fighting Systemic Racism in K-12 Education: Helping Allies Move From the Keyboard to the School Board

The surge of new allies in the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice presents a welcome opportunity to implement systemic changes in the U.S. K-12 education system—and allies should start by following the lead of communities that are Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

Roby Chatterji

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