Everyone at the Alliance has one goal,
to make every child a graduate.
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Governing Board

Charles P. Rose

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., Shareholder and Cochair of Education Practice; U.S. Department of Education, Former General Counsel

Charlie Rose is a shareholder at Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. and cochair of the firm’s education practice. Mr. Rose is former general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education (ED). He was nominated by President Obama in March 2009, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009. In this position, Mr. Rose served as the chief legal officer for ED and as the legal advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education on all matters affecting ED’s programs and activities.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Rose was engaged in the private practice of law. He was a founding partner and corporate secretary of Franczek Radelet PC. (formerly Franczek Radelet & Rose PC). While there, he represented school districts, municipalities, and other public employers across Illinois with respect to labor relations and collective bargaining matters, general matters of labor and employment law, and education law. Mr. Rose served as the lead negotiator on hundreds of collective bargaining agreements for a wide variety of public employers, including the Chicago Public Schools and City of Chicago.

While in private practice, Mr. Rose also advised Illinois’s leading education and business organizations on matters of education reform and legislation. In 2006, ED-RED, a consortium of more than 100 school districts in northern Illinois, recognized him for his leadership in education reform by presenting him with its inaugural Vision in Education Award. In 2008, Mr. Rose was elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, which is composed of distinguished union and management advocates and neutrals across the country who have made extraordinary contributions toward advancing scholarship, professionalism, and civility in the practice of labor and employment law.

Mr. Rose was a founding member of the board of directors of Advance Illinois, a statewide independent nonprofit organization whose vision is to help ensure that Illinois public schools prepare every child to compete in the global economy. He served on the Chicago advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves, and was an inaugural member of the advisory board of the National College of Education at National Louis University.

Prior to founding his former firm, Mr. Rose was a partner in the law firm of Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, and in-house counsel to the Illinois Association of School Boards. He formerly served as an adjunct lecturer of labor arbitration and collective bargaining at DePaul University College of Law and as an adjunct professor of school law at Northeastern Illinois University.

Mr. Rose received his JD from DePaul University College of Law and graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a bachelor of arts degree in economics.

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