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EdTrust's Ali Added to Ed Department Line-Up

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The education department announced today that President Obama has nominated Education Trust vice president Russlynn Ali as the new assistant secretary for civil rights.

The EdTrust, of course, is very pro-accountability and championed NCLB as it was being written. And, Ali has done a lot of work on teacher quality and compensation issues. She's also the executive director of the group's West Coast arm, Education Trust-West.

Of course, we're still waiting for the official word on who will be Duncan's deputy secretary.

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I believe this is an excellent nomination. Having been to several of Ms. Ali's presentations, I find her to be extremely dedicated to closing the achievement gap above all things. She will be a much needed voice in the Department of Education for the very students that our education system has consistently failed.

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