Jon Rosenberg, Board Member

Jon Rosenberg is an experienced social sector leader, education program developer, and civil rights lawyer, who currently serves as President and CEO of the Hebrew Charter School Center. He has previously served as CEO of Repair the World (a service-learning organization), Executive Director of Roads to Success (a career and college readiness program) and ROADS Charter High Schools, and in senior staff roles at Edison Schools Inc., The Children’s Aid Society, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Jon began his legal career as a public defender at The Legal Aid Society. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Jon lives in Montclair, NJ, with his wife and children. He is an active volunteer in the Montclair School District (where he co-chaired the district’s race/economic integration taskforce), and serves on the board of Ascend Learning (a Brooklyn-based charter school organization). He is a past-chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Education and the Law, and has taught courses on Children and the Law and Education Law at Columbia Law School and Teachers College.

At Edison Schools’ Deputy General Counsel, Jon was responsible for supporting dozens of charter schools across the United States on issues relating to special education, Section 504, student discipline, and student civil rights.  He was also Edison’s lead staff member for negotiating special education service responsibilities in multiple states.  At the US Department of Education, Jon was the lead investigator and negotiator of a NYC-wide resolution relating to the over-placement of minority (especially African American) students in restrictive special education settings.