Levi Bohanan is a policy entrepreneur at Next100 and an advocate for progressive child care policy and high-quality early education. His work at Next100 focuses on expanding access to high-quality child care and early childhood development opportunities for low- and middle-income families.
Previously, Levi served at the U.S. Department of Education as a political appointee in the Obama administration under Secretaries Arne Duncan and John B. King, Jr. While there, Levi drew on his personal experience with homelessness in his teens to help inform new federal guidelines for supporting homeless students. Since the end of the Obama administration, Levi has worked with various education nonprofits based in New York and nationwide on strategic advocacy efforts and policy development.
Prior to joining the Department of Education, Levi worked at the U.S. House of Representatives and NARAL Pro-Choice America. Levi received his BA in political science from Texas A&M University and his MA in education policy analysis at the Teachers College at Columbia University.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the child care crisis we face; but the underlying issues predate the pandemic, and the solutions start with our commitment to our early educator workforce. Any policy response, COVID-19-related and beyond, must prioritize them.Read more >