Adam Ezring is the Deputy Director, Collaborative for Student Success, a non-profit committed to college- and career-ready standards, high-quality aligned assessments and strong accountability systems. Adam previously served as the Collaborative’s Director of Policy. Prior to the Collaborative, Adam developed content for NBC News’ 4 th annual Education Nation program. Before that, Adam served as the Senior Advocacy Associate for the Council of Chief State School Officers where he served as a link between states, the U.S Congress and the Administration. Adam also worked for the House Committee on Education & Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. Adam has a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a Master’s in public policy from Duke University.