FORA.tv Speaker - Jennifer Davis
For twenty years, Jennifer Davis has held positions at the federal, state, and local levels focused on improving educational opportunities for children across the United States. Her previous positions have included serving as U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary, Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley, Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the National Governors Association, and Executive Director of Boston Mayor Tom Menino’s after-school learning initiative.
In 2000, Ms. Davis became the co-founder and president of Massachusetts 2020. In 2005, in partnership with the Massachusetts governor’s office, the state legislature, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Mass 2020 launched the Expanded Learning Time Initiative (ELT). In 2007, Massachusetts 2020 launched a national organization, the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), which is dedicated to expanding and modernizing the American school calendar to meet the needs of students in the 21st century. In addition to a robust federal policy and best practices research agenda, NCTL is advising state and district leaders on models for expanding school time in order to significantly improve student achievement and prepare students for success in college and the work force.
04.08.14 | 02:24:47 min
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