Bernstein Strategy Group
A full service government relations firm. Dedicated to advancing education policy. 

Client Services

 

BSG has the knowledge and expertise to help our clients create opportunities and address challenges as they arise throughout the branches of the federal government.  We assess our clients’ priorities and harness our expertise to achieve results.


Lobbying, Grassroots, & Advocacy

Both Jon and Ally are registered lobbyists for various clients and attend high-level policy meetings to represent and advocate for their clients’ interests. In addition to direct lobbying, BSG’s services including regular communications with policy makers and their staff, grassroots advocacy activities including Hill Days, letter writing campaigns, and policy briefings. 

Content Development

We regularly provide tailored memorandums, action alerts, legislative articles, newsletters, blog posts, fact sheets, powerpoints, issue papers, and policy briefs for our clients. 

Event Management

BSG plans, coordinates, and runs many different types of events for our clients, including Hill days, policy briefings, forums, luncheons, round-table style discussions. Every four years, BSG helps organize NCTET’s Education Inaugural Ball––Celebrating Education in the Digital Age, a black tie affair at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill.


Coalition Leadership

BSG effectively develops and manages coalitions by organizing and running quarterly board meetings (featuring keynote speakers), developing and facilitating two to three Congressional briefings each year, soliciting sponsorships, and coordinating all activities related to upcoming events. We also work closely with most of the major K-12 education organizations and coalitions in the DC area. 

Legislative Tracking & Analysis

BSG provides our clients with frequent updates on policy issues including legislative analyses, hearing memorandums, and timely legislative updates as bills move in Congress. 

Issue Areas

Budget and Appropriations • Education Technology • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) • Perkins Career and Technical Education Act • Higher Education Act • E-Rate • Lifeline • Student Data Privacy


Nonprofit Management

Jon serves as Executive Director of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that examines and supports the use of technology to improve education and training in America and hosts the quadrennial NCTET Inaugural Presidential Ball. In that role, he runs its quarterly board meetings, manages NCTET’s budget and coordinates all NCTET events and activities.

Strategic Planning

BSG works closely with our clients to effectively advance the education policy goals set forth by each organization’s or company's mission. We provide forecasts on potential legislation and develop comprehensive plans to help ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. 

Coalitions

National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) • Education and Libraries Network Coalition (EdLiNC) • Title IV, Part A of ESSA Coalition • Title II Coalition •Committee for Education funding (CEF)


Clients

BSG has represented a wide-range of corporate and non-profit clients. Our clients have included: American Federation of School Administrators, Apple, Consortium for School Networking, Cox Communications, Discovery, Gaggle, Glover Park Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, IBM, Intel, International Society for Technology in Education, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, National Coalition for Technology in Education, Project Tomorrow, Sesame Workshop, The Sunlight Foundation, and WGBH in Boston.