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A video interview with

Christopher Gabrieli

Transforming Education

Christopher Gabrieli has been at the forefront of several movements to reimagine the role and structure of schools. Gabrieli is co-founder of Transforming Education, an organization that works to equip students with the essential skills and habits to succeed in college, career, and life. Gabrieli was co-founder and co-chairman of the National Center on Time & Learning, a nonprofit organzation dedicated to expanding and improving learning time in school to improve student achievement. He is also a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Watch the interview below, and see a selected list of Gabrieli's books.

Biography

Christopher Gabrieli is co-founder of Transforming Education, an organization that works to equip students with the mindsets, essential skills, and habits to succeed in college, career, and life. He is also a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Christopher Gabrieli is the co-founder and executive Chairman of Massachusetts 2020 and the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL). These affiliated education policy and innovation organizations focus on expanding learning time through public policy formation, research, evaluation and technical assistance at the national, state, local and individual school levels.

Gabrieli's work as a leader of the expanded learning time movement has been honored by numerous organizations, both in Massachusetts and nationally, including the YMCA, Citizen Schools, the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, Wheelock College, Partners for Youth with Disabilities, and the Roxbury Preparatory Charter School. He is similarly honored to be the commencement speaker and receive an Honorary Doctor of Law degree at the 2009 Mount Ida College Commencement.

Gabrieli also has a business background in entrepreneurship and venture capital in life sciences and healthcare. He was the founder of GMIS, a leading healthcare information technology company. At Bessemer Venture Partners, where he has been associated since 1986, he and his partners have invested over $1 billion in dozens of fledgling enterprises in the high technology, healthcare, consumer and retail fields that together have created more than 100,000 jobs in the United States. Gabrieli continues to lead, on a part-time basis as a Senior Partner, the life sciences practice at Bessemer.

In 2002, Gabrieli won the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor and he came in second in the Democratic primary for Governor of Massachusetts in 2006.

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