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Weiss Institute Fellow

Frederick James Frelow

Frederick James Frelow

Fred Frelow is a Weiss Institute Fellow. The Institute is an initiative of Say Yes to Education, in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, that expands the capacity of communities to make it possible for all young people to earn a college degree or other postsecondary credential.

Dr. Frelow previously served as the Education and Scholarship senior program officer for the Ford Foundation’s Educational Opportunity and Scholarship Unit. Before that he was the Director of Early College Initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation where he was responsible for managing the development of 14 early college high schools.

Prior to joining the Woodrow Wilson, Dr. Frelow was Associate Director in the Working Communities division of the Rockefeller Foundation where he was in charge of the continuing development and implementation of the Foundation’s school reform program. He has also served as Director of National Affairs and Associate Director of Urban Initiatives for the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future at Teachers College, Columbia University; Director of Curriculum for the Nyack, New York public schools; and Director of the US Department of Education’s Magnet School Assistance Project at Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York.

Dr. Frelow taught for 12 years in Newton, Massachusetts public schools. He has a doctorate in educational administration and policy analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Master’s in education and policy analysis from Boston University.

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