Melissa Arnold Lyon

Melissa Lyon
Melissa Arnold Lyon
Ph.D. student ,
Teachers College, Columbia University

Melissa Arnold Lyon is a Ph.D. student in the Politics and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include education politics, federalism, and the interest group dynamics of social and educational policy. Her work has been published in Urban Affairs Review and Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Prior to attending Teachers College, she was a middle school English teacher with Teach for America and later became manager of teacher leadership development for TFA.

Publications by Melissa Arnold Lyon
California’s education policy agenda, in particular the near-simultaneous implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), has created challenges and opportunities for the state. Coming on the heels…