Jason Amos is the most senior member of the Alliance staff in terms of tenure, having been with the organization since late 2001. Upon joining the Alliance, Amos created Straight A’s, the Alliance’s biweekly newsletter that focuses on education reform and education news in Washington, DC and around the country. In his current capacity, Amos continues to serve as editor of Straight A’s, reports on the federal education budget, oversees the print and digital communications for the Alliance, and serves as the organization’s chief liaison with the media.
Amos has overseen multiple redesigns of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s website, the creation of an in-house studio for broadcasting live video-based webinars, and plays a critical role in the organization’s annual Digital Learning Day. He frequently writes about the connection between improved educational outcomes and economic returns and is the author of the Alliance report, Dropouts, Diplomas, and Dollars: U.S. High Schools and the Nation’s Economy.
Prior to coming to the Alliance, Amos worked for three years in the office of U.S. Congressman Nick J. Rahall (WV) as deputy press secretary and systems administrator. During college, Amos worked as a day care teacher for grades four through six. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and government from the University of Virginia. He and his wife have two young children.