Jacqueline Jones Named President of Foundation for Child Development

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Jacqueline Jones Named President of Foundation for Child Development 
Jacqueline Jones, a national leader in the movement for high-quality early learning, has been named president of the Foundation for Child Development.
Jones starts at the foundation on September 2.
In the first term of President Obama's administration, Dr. Jones -- well known for her work in policy, research and practice – served as senior adviser on early learning to Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, and as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the U.S Department of Education.  
Prior to federal service, she was the assistant commissioner for the Division of Early Childhood Education at the New Jersey State Department of Education.  There, she oversaw the expansion of the state’s Abbott Preschool programs, and the alignment of standards, curriculum, and assessments for preschool to third grade.
She worked for more than 15 years as a senior research scientist at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., where her work focused on documentation and assessment of young children's learning.
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