Brian McInnis

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B.A. in economics, UC Davis; M.P.P. in education, Vanderbilt University


Brian McInnis is a project associate at the RAND Corporation, where he focuses on K-12 education policy issues and defense acquisition programs. He has developed Python-based text mining algorithms for natural language processing. During 2005, McInnis served as a member of the California Preschool through Postsecondary Education (P-16) Council where he focused on issues of K-12 school accountability as well as academic rigor. For several years he worked to study achievement trade-offs and the accountability component of the No Child Left Behind Act. As a programmer for the National Center on Performance Incentives, he developed web bots and text and data mining engines. McInnis earned his B.A. in economics and history from the University of California, Davis and his M.P.P. with a concentration in education policy from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

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