Jennifer Davis
Co-Founder and President


  • Common Core
  • Expanded learning time, after-school & summer learning
  • Low-income students
  • Poverty
  • School reform

Jennifer Davis is the president and co-founder of the National Center on Time & Learning, an organization dedicated to expanding learning time to narrow the achievement gap and provide a well-rounded education for children in high-poverty schools. Previously, Davis was the U.S. Department of Education deputy assistant secretary and special assistant to Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley in the Clinton administration; National Governors Association special assistant to the executive director in the early 1990s, a period when President Bush and the governors joined together to establish national goals for education and launched the standards movement; and executive director of Boston Mayor Menino’s citywide after-school learning initiative. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College, a master’s from the Claremont Graduate University and served as a fellow in The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in St. Louis.