Jill Weber



Throughout a 25-year career in the field, Jill Weber has developed extensive expertise in several high-priority areas, including educational technology, online learning, policy development and analysis, curriculum development, and assessment and accountability. She leads large-scale, multi-state federal contracts that contribute significantly to education research and the field of teaching and learning, and her work supports education policymakers and practitioners who want to improve achievement and reduce performance gaps through the implementation of evidence-based policies.  

As director of EDC’s Research, Evaluation, and Policy unit, she helps stakeholders improve educational outcomes through needs analysis, research studies, dissemination of findings, and the measurement of program impact and effectiveness. She also directs the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at EDC, which provides educators and policymakers with access to high-quality, scientifically valid education research through applied research and development projects, dissemination of research findings, and related technical assistance activities. 

A former teacher and technology coordinator, Weber holds an MA in educational technology from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Dayton, Ohio.

“With states and districts collecting large amounts of data each year, a significant opportunity exists for those data to be used effectively and intentionally to inform instruction and advance learning. Our tools are helping practitioners do that.”

Speaking Highlights

The Value of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

Keynote, Partnership for Early Education Research Conference
Ridgefield, CT
June 1, 2015

REL-NEI Rural Research Alliance

Presentation, Rural Research Symposium
Concord, NH
October 2014

Symposium on What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide

Presentation, SREE Conference
Washington, DC
March 2010


Blog Posts

Realizing the Benefits of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
EDC Learning and Teaching Division blog, October 27, 2014

Selected Resources

Resource libraries

This resource library contains research publications, policy briefs, toolkits, and reports produced by researchers at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at EDC.