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William H. Parrett

William H. Parrett is the Director of the Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies and Professor of Education at Boise State University.  He has received international recognition for his work in school improvement, high-poverty schools, alternative education, and for his efforts to help under-achieving students. His professional experiences include public school and university teaching, curriculum design, principalships, college leadership, media production, research and publication.

 Parrett holds a Ph.D. in Secondary Education from Indiana University and has served on the faculties of Indiana University, the University of Alaska and Boise State University.  As Director of the Boise State University Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies (1996 to present), Parrett coordinates funded projects and school improvement initiatives which currently exceed $10 million dollars annually.  His research on reducing achievement gaps, effective schooling practices for under-achieving students, and turning high-poverty schools into high-performing schools has gained widespread national recognition.

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