Blass, a leading researcher in the field of education for over 40 years, has published dozens of education studies over the years. His research focuses on issues such as inequality in education, education budgeting, teacher quality, Israeli student achievements, classroom size and more. He regularly meets with policymakers at all levels and presents the findings of his research in order to help them formulate policies that will benefit Israeli students and education professionals. Blass will assume the role from Professor Yossi Shavit, who was recently appointed to lead the new Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality.
Taub Center President Professor Avi Weiss says: “I congratulate Nachum on taking up this position. I have no doubt that he will lead the Education Policy Program to further important revelations for Israeli students and society in general. On behalf of the Taub Center, I want to thank Professor Yossi Shavit, who headed the program for the past 11 years, for his great contribution to research in the field of education and discourse with policymakers on these issues, and wish him success in his role as leader of the new and important sphere of early childhood research at the Taub Center.”