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James Lanich, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. James Lanich has devoted his adult life to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students, particularly those historically deemed disadvantaged. He founded Educational Results Partnership in 2001 to provide a forum for educators to collaborate and share best practices based on reliable, actionable data.


Dr. Lanich’s passion for helping students succeed has been shaped by more than 20 years in K-16 and graduate education as a public school teacher and administrator, university professor, researcher, business community liaison, and foundation president. He led Core Curriculum Services and the Academic Achievement Alliance for the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools. Over succeeding years, he was appointed by the Governor of California to the Academic Content Standards Commission, and also served on the state’s African American Achievement Gap Advisory Commission. In 2006, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education to the National Assessment Governing Board. In 2012, he took on the role of executive director of the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success.

Dr. Lanich holds a BS in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine, an MA in secondary education from Cal State University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Southern California.

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