Bethany Little

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Education law
  • Education policy
  • Politics

Bethany Little is a principal at EducationCounsel. Prior to this, Little served as chief education counsel to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. As the top staffer in the U.S. Senate responsible for education policy, Little led legislative efforts on early childhood programs, elementary and secondary education, higher education, and workforce training. Her other national policy experience includes work as an education advisor to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on the White House Domestic Policy Council, in the U.S. Department of Education, and as a legislative aide to Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Little was a managing partner at America Achieves leading state and local superintendent networks, the Global Learning Network and their parent engagement initiative. She has also served as an advocate for disadvantaged children as the vice president for policy and advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education and the director of government relations for the Children’s Defense Fund.