The Research Alliance for New York City Schools

Providing rigorous evidence to inform education policy and practice in New York City

Molly Alter

Molly Alter is the Assistant Data Manager and a Research Analyst for the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. She received her BA in Economics with a minor in English from Barnard College and is currently pursuing a MS in Computer Science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Before joining the Research Alliance, Ms. Alter worked at MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research organization dedicated to improving policies that affect low-income populations in the United States. At MDRC, she worked on a randomized trial which studied the impacts of three curricular enhancements targeting social-emotional development on children in Head Start classrooms. At Barnard, Ms. Alter coauthored a paper investigating the effects of qualitative indicators on students’ college choice and contributed to a paper which looked at job security, resource allocation, and productivity in schools under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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