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Anne Hyslop

Director of Policy Development, All4Ed

Anne Hyslop joined All4Ed in July 2018 and leads the organization’s policy research, analysis, and evaluation efforts.

For more than a decade, Ms. Hyslop has focused on creating effective, equity-oriented policies that will ensure all students graduate high school college- and career-ready, with expertise in standards, assessments, accountability, and school improvement. Through her experience at the state and federal levels, she has worked to drive change through policy analysis and research, writing, strategic consulting, and technical assistance.

From 2014–2016, Ms. Hyslop was a senior policy advisor in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, she helped develop and implement the Obama administration’s K–12 policy priorities, supported the drafting of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and led efforts to write regulations and guidance for school accountability and innovative assessments. Through her past work for Chiefs for Change, Bellwether, New America, and Education Sector, she provided technical assistance to state policymakers, advised clients, conducted research, and wrote extensively on school accountability systems, high school exit exams, Common Core implementation, and college and career readiness. Her work and commentary have been featured in The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Slate, Education Week, The 74, and Politico.

Ms. Hyslop began her career working in state government, developing early childhood policy for the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and managing Virginia’s quality rating and improvement system and other efforts to promote school readiness and access to high-quality preschool. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and resides in Richmond, Virginia.

Articles by Anne

March 4, 2022

Federal Flash | COVID Response & Recovery, Digital Divide, Educator Policy

Biden Delivers: The State of the Union and A Campaign Promise

President Biden’s first State of the Union address makes many links to issues facing American families, and their children, including early childhood education, student …
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December 22, 2021

Federal Flash | Accountability and Support, Congress, Every Student Succeeds Act, Higher Education, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

Build Back Bah Humbug: Manchin Puts Social Spending Bill on Ice

The Build Back Better Act may have received a fatal blow as a key senator says he cannot support the bill as it stands. …
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December 13, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Federal Communications Commission, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

Congress Punts Budget Decisions to 2022

Congress passes a continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown, extending the deadline to early 2022 to make budget decisions and freeing the calendar …
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November 9, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, Digital Divide, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, US Department of Education

New Name, Same Goals. New Framework, Same Challenges.

The President unveiled a new, scaled back framework for the Build Back Better Act that eliminates free community college, but maintains other new investments …
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September 15, 2021

Federal Flash | College and Career Pathways, Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Data, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Congress Considers Free Community College, What About Dual Enrollment?

House Committees began marking up their portions of the Build Back Better Act, including proposals to lower the costs of child care and higher education and close the homework gap.
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July 22, 2021

Publication | College and Career Pathways, COVID Response & Recovery, High Schools, Higher Education

Using Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds to Support Student Transitions from High School to Higher Education

Why state and district leaders should use federal coronavirus relief funds to improve college access and success, especially for students who are historically underserved and under-represented in higher education.
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