Bruno V. Manno

    Author Bio:
    Bruno V. Manno is Senior Advisor for K – 12 Education Reform with the Walton Family Foundation. Prior to that, he was Senior Program Associate for Education with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Before coming to the Casey Foundation, Manno was Senior Fellow in the Education Policy Studies Program at the Hudson Institute, where he held several positions including executive director of the National Commission on Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and executive director of the Congressionally created National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education. From 1986 to 1993, he worked in the United States Department of Education, holding several senior positions—including Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander and Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning. He is the co-author with Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Gregg Vanourek of Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education; co-author with Peter Frumkin and Nell Edgington of The Strategic Management of Charter Schools: Frameworks and Tools for Educational Entrepreneurs; co-editor with Frederick M. Hess of Customized Schooling: Beyond Whole School Reform as well as many articles on K – 12 education policy and reform. He is an Emeritus Trustee of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation as well as other non-profit boards, including Education Sector and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Dayton and his Ph.D. from Boston College.


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