David Coleman

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David is a Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge

Founder and President of Student Achievement Partners

Summer Institute Presenter

How David Helped Our Schools: David used his background as one of the lead authors of the Common Core State Standards to help educators understand the nature of the standards, why they are necessary, and the dramatic changes in classroom instruction that must accompany the standards.


David Coleman has a long record of innovation and leadership in the field of education. He was a significant contributing author to the Common Core Standards. David’s most recent initiative is Student Achievement Partners, LLC, an organization which assembles leading thinkers and researchers to design actions to substantially improve student achievement. In this process, rigorous policy analysis, research, and design are integrated to focus on the most significant outcomes for students. Student Achievement Partners serves foundations and school districts. Previously, Mr. Coleman founded the grow Network, which has become the nation’s leader in assessment reporting and customized instructional materials. Mr. Coleman was a lecturer at the University of London before going to work in the pro bono education area of McKinsey & Company.

Common Core Key Facts:

  • Developed based on research of college-readiness indicators and practices of best-performing nations
  • Developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
  • Adopted by 45 states + the District of Columbia
  • Endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers, the National Parent Teacher Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics, as well as others:
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For more information on the Common Core State Standards, visit:
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Last Updated: February 7, 2014