McGuireWoods Consulting’s national education team is adept in shaping federal and state education policy alike having worked with clients in both the public and private sectors. This gives us the unique ability to understand your needs and develop an appropriate plan of action. Members of our team have a depth of experience representing our clients’ best interests in a full spectrum of education matters before all levels of government – from state legislatures, boards of education, governors and mayors to U.S. Congress and the Department of Education. We are intimately familiar with the educational issues and trends across the continuum and help our clients successfully advance their business and policy objectives.

Led by former Virginia Secretary of Education Laura Novey, our bipartisan team represents companies, organizations, and institutions on various public affairs matters including advocacy, policy development, government relations, and strategic positioning. With reach in all 50 states — and brick-and-mortar offices in seven states and Washington, D.C. — McGuireWoods Consulting is well positioned to help our clients achieve their public affairs goals anywhere in the country. We regularly help our clients shape public policy on any of the following issues, just to name a few:

  • Access and equity
  • Accountability
  • Accreditation
  • Assessments
  • Budget and appropriations
  • Charter schools
  • College and career readiness
  • Computer science
  • Data privacy
  • Digital learning
  • Dual enrollment
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising
  • Financial aid
  • Governance
  • School choice
  • School finance
  • Standards
  • Teacher placement
  • Virtual schools
  • Vouchers
  • Workforce development

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