Nieto shapes public discussion about education

Professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been named one of the country’s most influential education policy scholars in American Enterprise Institute’s 2015 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussion about education. Nieto ranked 32nd. To determine the rankings, Institute director and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess uses eight metrics to calculate “how much academics move ideas from academic journals into the national conversation.” Hess says that “these results offer insight into how scholars in a field of public concern are influencing thinking and the national discourse.”

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