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John Sludden

Analyst II


John Sludden is a Research Analyst (II) at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. He brings several years of experience as a mixed-methods researcher. John’s work at the Research Alliance focuses on our study of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in New York City high schools.

Prior to joining the Research Alliance, John examined the historical development of CTE policy in New York City and New York State for the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College. Before that, as a policy analyst for Research in Action, John analyzed educational issues ranging from school closings and accountability to school finance policies and postsecondary funding strategies. John is especially grateful for his experience conducting qualitative research in schools, as he believes that students and school staff can provide essential insights into educational systems and policies.

John holds an M.A. in Politics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University.