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Goldberg, Milton

Milton Goldberg is a recognized leader and consultant on education policy, research and practice. He began his career as a teacher and administrator with the Philadelphia Public Schools and received his BA and MA in English literature and his Doctorate in Education from Temple University. He then taught education courses at Temple University and Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

From 1975 to1995, Mr. Goldberg held various leadership positions in the U.S. Department of Education.  In 1983 he served as the Executive Director of the National Commission on Excellence in Education which issued the landmark report, A Nation at Risk—a report generally credited with starting the nation-wide education reform movement. As Director of the Office of Research in 1989, he was instrumental in the development of the national education goals for President George H. W. Bush’s education summit with the governors. In 1994 he served as the Executive Director of the National Education Commission on Time and Learning which released the report, Prisoners of Time, exploring ways to improve student learning in and out of school.

Dr. Goldberg served as a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Education Commission of the States (ECS) from 2002 through 2005 and from 1995 – 2002, he was the Executive Vice President of the National Alliance of Business, an organization of business leaders dedicated to the improvement of American education.

He has served on the boards of the Albert Shanker Institute, the National Center for Adult Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania, the National Center on Time and Learning, the George Lucas Education Foundation, the National Research Center on Evaluation and Assessment at UCLA and was previously Chairman of the Board for Jones International University.