Tyler Chandler is a research analyst in the education program area. Prior to joining Child Trends, Tyler worked as a research specialist with the University of Virginia's EdPolicyWorks center, he worked on projects related to understanding the impacts teacher working conditions have on student outcomes, the impact of the pandemic on student achievement, and teacher retention trends. During his master’s program, Tyler partnered with Richmond Public Schools on an applied policy project to canvas existing low-cost STEM programs and curricula that could be used to transform a city middle school into a STEM academy in an equitable manner. He earned his Master's of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and his BA in government from the University of Virginia. Tyler currently serves as the Event Chair of the Batten Alumni Advisory Board where he is responsible for hosting and planning events that bring alumni together.
Since joining Child Trends, Tyler has worked on projects that aim to empower students and teachers to succeed in and outside the classroom. He brings demonstrated experience in data analysis and has developed graphs, figures, and tables that have been published in public facing briefs. Tyler also leverages his writing skills to distill technical information into something general audiences can understand and utilize to influence policymakers.
Tyler is passionate about equity in education and has a strong desire to increase the educational and extracurricular opportunities of rural students.
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