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"Presidents, Congress, and Public Education" Jack Jennings Lecture Series

GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Monday, March 31, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

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Jack Jennings Lecture Part 1 (Feb 3, 5 p.m.) Ended Free  
Jack Jennings Lecture Part 2 (Feb 24, 6 p.m.) Ended Free  
Jack Jennings Lecture Part 3 (March 31, 5 p.m.) Ended Free  

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Jack Jennings Lecture Series (3 parts) - "Presidents, Congress, and Public Education: School Improvement in a Political Atmosphere"

Please join the Graduate School of Education and Human Development for a series of public lectures featuring Jack Jennings, a renowned education policy expert and founder of the Center on Education Policy, which is now housed at GSEHD.

The lecture series will take place in 3 parts: Feb 3, Feb 24, and March 31. Participants are encouraged to attend one, two, or all three installements of the series.

Location - room varies by date:
Feb 3 at 5 p.m. (Part 1 of 3): GW Marvin Center Betts Theatre - 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 
Feb 24 at  6 p.m. (Part 2 of 3): GW Marvin Center Ampitheater - 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 
March 31 at 5 p.m. (Part 3 of 3): GW City View Room - 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC 

Contact: Maggie Appel-Schumacher | 202-994-2875 

JACK JENNINGS: Mr. Jennings founded the Center on Education Policy in January 1995. From 1967 to 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 education debate held at the national level, including the re-authorizations of such important legislation as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Vocational Education Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the National School Lunch Act.

Mr. Jennings has served on the board of trustees of the Educational Testing Service, the Title I Independent Review Panel, the Pew Forum on Standards-Based Reform, the Maryland Academic Intervention Steering Committee, and the Maryland Visionary Panel. Mr. Jennings is currently a member of the National Academy of Education, and serves as the chairman of the board of governors of the Phi Delta Kappa foundation.

Over the years, he has received awards from dozens of organizations, and recently was the recipient of awards for distinguished public service from the American Education Research Association and from Phi Delta Kappa. Most recently, he has been honored with the Education Visionary Award by the Learning First Alliance (a coalition of the country's major national public education organizations), the Outstanding Friend of Public Education Award from the Horace Mann League, and the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators.

Mr. Jennings has written a book on the politics of national education standards, edited four volumes on federal education policy, and writes a blog for the Huffington Post. He has also written numerous articles, including 12 for the Kappan, more than any other single contributor for the prestigious publication. He is also among the authorities on education most cited in the news media. For example, he has been quoted in Education Week more than 500 times from 1995 to 2011. 

He holds an A.B. from Loyola University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and is a member of several legal bars, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Please contact Maggie Appel-Schumacher at 202-994-2875 or with questions about the event or to request disability specific accommodations through GW's Disability Support Services. 


Have questions about "Presidents, Congress, and Public Education" Jack Jennings Lecture Series? Contact GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development

When & Where

GW's Marvin Center (Please note that location varies for each occurrence)

Washington, DC 20052

Monday, March 31, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

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