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‘Presidents, Congress and Public Education: School Improvement in a Political Atmosphere’ Lectures to be Hosted by the George Washington University, Feb. 24

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dave Andrews
202-994-5631; daveandrews@gwu.edu
Angela Olson
202-994-3087; olsona@gwu.edu


EVENT:
The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) will host the second in a series of three lectures titled, “Presidents, Congress and Public Education: School Improvement in a Political Atmosphere.” The lectures will provide a rare glimpse into the mechanics of legislative negotiations, focusing on relations between the executive and legislative branches, and the history of education reform over the past half-century.  The presenter, Jack Jennings, will provide a roadmap of how the federal government can effectively address the most urgent problems in public education.

WHO:
John (Jack) Jennings, former general counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Education and Labor, and founder of the Center on Education Policy, now housed at GSEHD.

WHEN:
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014; 6 p.m.

WHERE:
The George Washington University
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Third Floor Amphitheater
800 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

RSVP:
Media interested in attending should contact Dave Andrews at daveandrews@gwu.edu or 202-994-5631.

BACKGROUND:
John (Jack) Jennings is a leading expert in education policy and politics. Between 1967 and 1994 he served as subcommittee staff director and then as a general counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Education and Labor. In these positions he was involved in nearly every major piece of education legislation, including the re-authorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Vocational Education Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Higher Education Act, the Equal Access Act and the National School Lunch Act. 


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