Christopher T. Cross
T. Cross is a senior fellow with the Center for Education Policy.
In addition, Mr. Cross serves as a consultant to the Broad Foundation
and the Stuart Foundation and is a member of the advisory board
for the School Evaluation Service program of Standard and Poors.
to 2002, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of
the Council for Basic Education (CBE). Before joining CBE, Mr.
Cross served as Director of the Education Initiative of The Business
Roundtable and as Assistant Secretary for Educational Research
and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education.
chaired the National Assessment of Title 1 Independent Review
Panel on Evaluation for the U.S. Department of Education from
1995-2001 and the National Research Council Panel on Minority
Representation in Special Education from 1997-2002. He is a member
of the board of directors of the American Institutes for Research
and on the board of trustees of Whittier College. He has just
completed a six year term on the Board of International Comparative
Studies in Education for the National Research Council, and chairs
the National Council for Education and Humanities Development
of George Washington University. From 1994-1997, Mr. Cross served
as President of the Maryland State Board of Education. He has
been a member of the National Education Commission on Time and
He has written
extensively in the education and public policy areas and has been
published in numerous scholarly and technical publications, including
Education Week, Kappan, The College Board Review, The Washington
Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
has a B.A. degree from Whittier College and a Master of Arts degree
in Government from California State University, Los Angeles. He
is married to the former Diane DeRoche, has two children, and
resides in Danville, California.