Jon Bernstein

Bernstein Strategy Group’s Founder and President, has over 25 years of experience in education, technology, privacy, appropriations, and telecommunications policy. Jon began his Washington, DC tenure in 1994 as a Legislative Fellow for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). He later became legislative counsel for The Lightspan Partnership, an educational software company. In 1997, Jon moved on to lobby for the National Education Association, leaving there in 1999 to commence work for the Federal Communications Commission. He departed the Commission in 2001 to begin work in private practice and launched BSG in 2005. Today, Jon works closely with many of the major K-12 education associations as co-chair of both the Education and Libraries Networks Coalition and the Homework Gap Big Tent Coalition and as Executive Director of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training. He also helps lead the Principals Group, which focuses on professional development funding and related issues. He received his BA from Colgate University and his JD from the Northwestern University Law School.

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Senate FY22 Labor HSS education bill released

By Jon Bernstein | October 21, 2021

The highlights The Senate is moving forward with a FY 2022 funding appropriation bill that includes the Department of Education. It will be a critical piece of the negotiations. The House bill contains a $150 million increase for Title II-A while the Senate bill contains only a $50 million increase. Learning Forward and its stakeholders […]

House FY22 appropriations action update

By Jon Bernstein | July 13, 2021

On Monday, July 12, 2021, the House Labor Health Human Services (HHS) and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved by voice vote a FY22 spending bill that would increase Department of Education funding by 41%, and by and large, would make the same major investments in Title I, IDEA, and mental health that President Biden sought in […]

Update from Capitol Hill: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona advocates in the Senate for big education increase

By Jon Bernstein | June 23, 2021

Last week, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona went up to Capitol Hill to advocate for the President’s Proposed FY22 Education Budget and faced questions from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that focused mainly on higher education funding and issues related to student loans. Republican Senators pushed back on overall spending levels and the concept of free community […]

Measuring Impact: Three Districts Share Their Experiences Collecting, Compiling, and Sharing Data

By Beth Albert, Kathy Ruggeberg, Amy Summa and Jon Bernstein | December 3, 2019

Beth Albert of Norman Public Schools, Kathy Ruggerberg of Rock Island-Milan School District, Amy Summa from the School District of Philadelphia, and Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group, share how they are measuring impact and how they are sharing their findings. Gain a better understanding of the importance of documenting the impact of professional learning […]

Documenting your Professional Learning Story: Showing the Impact of Professional Learning

By Elizabeth Foster, Melinda George, Jon Bernstein, Sue Renehan, Barbara Patterson Oden and Judy Newhouse | March 20, 2019

Elizabeth Foster and Melinda George of Learning Forward, Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group, Sue Renehan of Learning Forward New England, Barbara Patterson Oden of Learning Forward Virginia, and Judy Newhouse of Learning Forward Virginia describe their experiences and learnings from their advocacy visit to Washington, D.C. (more…)