Jack Jennings is the former president and CEO of the Center on Education Policy, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan, nonprofit education research organization. He founded that entity in 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. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and has served on the board of governors of the Phi Delta Kappa Foundation as well as having been involved in various other organizations. He has received many awards, most recently from the American Educational Research Association and from the Learning First Alliance. In March, 2015, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools, his book on school improvement and the federal role over fifty years, was released by the Harvard Education Press. In summer 2018 the Japanese translation of this book will be published under an agreement between Harvard and the University of Tokyo.