Anne Hyslop joined All4Ed in July 2018 and supports the organization’s work with state education leaders to build systems that promote equity and excellence for all students and with policymakers, advocates, and thought leaders to build better understanding of the implications of states’ policy choices in light of the changes and opportunities resulting from implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
For more than a decade, Ms. Hyslop has focused on creating effective, high-quality, and equity-oriented policies that will better serve students, emphasizing standards, assessment, accountability, and school turnaround. With 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 (ED). In this role, she helped develop and implement the Obama administration’s K–12 policy priorities under ESEA Flexibility, supported the drafting of ESSA, and led ED’s efforts to write ESSA regulations and guidance for school accountability and innovative assessments. Through her past work for Chiefs for Change, Bellwether Education Partners, 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.
Prior to her time in Washington, DC, Ms. Hyslop worked in state government, developing early childhood policy for the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and helped design and manage 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.