Jessica Hockett, Senior Policy Analyst

Jessica Hockett is a senior policy analyst at the National Opportunity Project. Jessica has a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Virginia. Jessica conducts research on government programs and policy responses for NOP, including the handling of Covid emergency relief funding.

Jessica’s 20-year career in education included working with schools and agencies across the U.S. to improve curriculum, instruction, and programs. Her publications include numerous articles related to the education field, as well as three books: Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools (with Chester E. Finn, Jr.); and Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners; and Differentiation in the Elementary Grades: Strategies to Engage and Equip All Learners (with Kristina Doubet).