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Education Policy Expert Jamie Fasteau Joins Alliance for Excellent Education as Director of Policy Development

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Education Policy Expert Jamie Fasteau Joins Alliance for Excellent Education as Director of Policy Development

Jamie Fasteau has been named Director of Policy Development at the Alliance for Excellent Education, it was announced today by Governor Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia.

Fasteau came to the Alliance from the office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), where she served as a Legislative Assistant on education and issues affecting children and families. Before working for Senator Murray, Fasteau was the Senior Lobbyist at the National PTA, working on implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, school vouchers, education funding and parental involvement in schools. She previously worked as the Government Relations Manager for the American Association of University Women, working on education, civil rights, reproductive rights and women’s issues. Fasteau started her career in Washington as the Legislative Director of the United States Student Association, representing millions of college students on access to higher education, student financial aid, and civil rights issues.

As a senior member of the Alliance’s staff, Fasteau is charged with helping to build a national movement to redesign high schools with the goal of increasing graduation rates and achievement levels. She will be responsible for guiding the Alliance’s federal policy work in key issue areas, including adolescent literacy, high school improvement and accountability, and building accurate data systems.

“Jamie’s experience as a policy expert and advocate combines message and action,” says Wise. “We are excited that she will be working with us to identify and advocate for policies and strategies that will benefit our nation’s students and make positive changes in America’s high schools.”

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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.

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