Jeanne Allen is the Founder and President of The Center for Education Reform, the nation’s leading advocate for substantive and structural education reforms. Jeanne has earned credibility among policymakers, business leaders and the press for effective advocacy, grassroots organizing and coalition building, and compelling writing and public speaking.
Jeanne is a frequent commentator in the media, appearing on broadcast and cable television networks, as well as national and local radio. She has published hundreds of articles and commentaries in such outlets as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and National Journal. Her book, The School Reform Handbook: How to Improve Your Schools, ignited parent-led efforts for education reform.
Jeanne advised four Presidential Administrations and gubernatorial transition committees, and served on numerous state panels and boards. She has been a leader in promoting innovative technologies to close learning gaps.