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Bob Pearlman has been a key leader of educational reform efforts nationally in a unique 40-year career as a teacher, co-director of computer education, teacher union leader and negotiator, foundation president, director of education and workforce development, and co-leader of one of the nation’s largest new school development organizations. Bob’s expertise includes district reform, new school development, business-education partnerships, project-based learning, professional development, educational finance, and school-site assessment and accountability.

Bob has been a leader in building coalition organizations that bring together educators, business, labor, and community leaders to support education reform. Key coalition organizations have included the Los Angeles Compact, Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network (BaySCAN), the California School-to-Career Action Network (CalSCAN), Business and Education for Schools and Technology (B.E.S.T.), and the Boston Compact. The National Alliance of Business named BaySCAN its 1998 Local Coalition of the Year. In additional to CCCL, Bob serves on the EdLeader21 National Advisory Board and the El Pueblo Integral Board. He completed his BEE (Bachelor of Electrical Engineering) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.