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Carl Frederick is a research analyst at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In addition to managing the department’s research agenda and building tools to put data into the hands of decision makers, he is the chair of the Wisconsin Education Research Advisory Council and acts as a liaison between DPI and their external research partners. Prior to working at DPI, Carl earned his PhD in Sociology with a focus on educational inequality and civic outcomes of education at the University of Wisconsin and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Saguaro Seminar where he worked with Robert Putnam documenting growing class gaps among American youth for the book Our Kids.