Samantha Batel is a policy analyst for K-12 Education at American Progress. Her work focuses on school standards, school and district accountability, and school improvement.

Prior to joining American Progress, Batel was a confidential assistant at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and a fellow at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. She graduated with a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.