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Simone Brody

Simone Brody is the Executive Director of the What Works Cities initiative. She previously served as the Senior Executive Director of the Office of Research, Accountability and Data at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), leading evaluation and accountability for the city’s 1,800 public schools. Prior to joining NYCDOE, Simone was a Principal at Ascend Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage education and technology companies. She earned a BA in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from The Wharton School.

Posts by Simone Brody

Helping Cities Ride a Wave of Data to Improve Lives

  In cities across America, mayors are eager to make use of ever-growing streams of data to enhance the effectiveness of city services and improve residents’ lives. If you can track why some blighted buildings take so much longer than others to be demolished and rehabbed; if you know that some residents routinely call an […]

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