Director of Gateway City Strategic Initiatives for the Massachusetts Charter Public Schools Association
Education, Gateway Cities, New Skills for a New Economy, Urban Policy, Workforce Development
John Schneider has an extensive policy background in public education reform, workforce development, and urban revitalization. While serving as MassINC’s executive vice president, he led the organization’s groundbreaking Gateway Cities research and policy initiative.
Prior to joining MassINC and the Charter Public Schools Association, Mr. Schneider directed a regional planning and economic development partnership within the Massachusetts I-90 and I-495 corridors. He also served as chief of staff to the House majority whip and research director to the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Education, Arts, and Humanities where he played a key staff role in the development, passage, and implementation of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993. Mr. Schneider has also been a teacher and college administrator. Trained in education and public policy, Mr. Schneider has degrees from Northeastern University and Loyola University of Chicago.