Sandy Kress
Senior Advisor


  • Academic standards
  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • Budget cuts
  • Business of education
  • Common Core
  • District reform
  • Education law
  • Education reform
  • ESEA
  • Graduation rate
  • High schools
  • Legal issues
  • Middle schools
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Rankings
  • Research and methodology
  • School finance and spending
  • School funding
  • School reform
  • State of education
  • State policy
  • Teacher compensation
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Workforce development

Sandy Kress is senior adviser for the George W. Bush Institute and practices law with Akin Gump, focusing on public law and policy at the state and national levels. Kress has served on the Education Commission of the States, as counsel to the Texas Business Leadership Council, and as a senior fellow of the James B. Hunt, Jr., Institute for Educational Leadership. He served as senior adviser to President George W. Bush on education. Kress received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as president of the student government.