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Scott R. Palmer

Partner

101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
scott.palmer@educationcounsel.com

Scott R. Palmer is managing partner and co-founder of EducationCounsel LLC. He provides legal, policy, strategic planning, and advocacy services to education leaders across the nation. Mr. Palmer’s focus is on education policy change and preventive law -- helping states, school districts, higher education institutions, foundations, associations, and corporations advance fundamental change in education systems,...

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Scott R. Palmer is managing partner and co-founder of EducationCounsel LLC. He provides legal, policy, strategic planning, and advocacy services to education leaders across the nation. Mr. Palmer’s focus is on education policy change and preventive law -- helping states, school districts, higher education institutions, foundations, associations, and corporations advance fundamental change in education systems, policies, and practices that can dramatically improve student achievement and close achievement gaps. This includes:

  • Establishment of birth-to-five early learning systems to enhance access to a continuum of high-quality services and ensure that all students enter school ready to learn;
  • Promotion of policies and practices in K-12 education that can transform teaching and learning and enhance equity to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready;
  • Promotion of access and diversity in higher education to improve college access and completion, and ensure that all graduates are ready for success in our diverse, global society and economy.

 

 

policies, and practices that can dramatically improve student achievement and close achievement gaps. This includes:

  • Establishment of birth-to-five early learning systems to enhance access to a continuum of high-quality services and ensure that all students enter school ready to learn;
  • Promotion of policies and practices in K-12 education that can transform teaching and learning and enhance equity to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready;
  • Promotion of access and diversity in higher education to improve college access and completion, and ensure that all graduates are ready for success in our diverse, global society and economy.

 

 

Scott R. Palmer is managing partner and co-founder of EducationCounsel LLC. He provides legal, policy, strategic planning, and advocacy services to education leaders across the nation. Mr. Palmer’s focus is on education policy change and preventive law -- helping states, school districts, higher education institutions, foundations, associations, and corporations advance fundamental change in education systems,... policies, and practices that can dramatically improve student achievement and close achievement gaps. This includes:

  • Establishment of birth-to-five early learning systems to enhance access to a continuum of high-quality services and ensure that all students enter school ready to learn;
  • Promotion of policies and practices in K-12 education that can transform teaching and learning and enhance equity to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready;
  • Promotion of access and diversity in higher education to improve college access and completion, and ensure that all graduates are ready for success in our diverse, global society and economy.

 

 

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Focus on nationwide policy change through work with leading states and districts on issues such as standards, assessment, accountability, supports and interventions, educator effectiveness, personalized learning, etc.
  • Focus on federal advocacy to the Administration and Congress on issues such as ESEA reauthorization, NCLB waivers, Race to the Top, etc.
  • Speaks on education legal and policy matters and has published articles on issues such as the proper use of tests and the value of diversity in education

Previous Professional Experience

  • Served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Served as legal and policy advisor with the President's Initiative on Race in the White House, where he was responsible for education and civil rights issues

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, JD
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, MA, Public Policy
  • University of Maryland, BA, Government and Politics

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

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