Michael Cohen

A nationally-recognized leader in education policy and standards-based reform, Michael Cohen spent 17 years as president of Achieve, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting college- and career-ready standards. He has also served as director of education policy at the National Governors Association and director of planning and policy development at the National Association of State Boards of Education. During the Clinton administration he served as assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, special assistant to President Clinton for education policy, and senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley.