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Trump Taps a Nebraska Education Official for Rehabilitative Services Post


President Donald Trump has selected Mark Schultz, a deputy commissioner of education in Nebraska, to serve as commissioner of the rehabilitation services administration at the U.S. Department of Education. The RSA helps people with disabilities and others who face barriers in the workforce.

Schultz has over 35 years of experience working at the national, state, and local levels to provide services for people with disabilities, according to the White House. He's served as the director of the Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership and as a barrier free design specialist for the League of Human Dignity, a center for independent living. And he is a past president of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and a member of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Information Technology Steering Committee.(More here.)

The Senate will need to confirm Schultz's nomination. Right now, there are at least five Education Department nominees awaiting Senate approval, including Frank Brogan, who has been selected as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education; Jim Blew, who was chosen as assistant secretary of planning, evaluation, and policy analysis; Ken Marcus, who is up for assistant secretary of civil rights; Carlos Muñiz , who has been picked as general counsel; and Mick Zais, who has been nominated as deputy secretary.

Photo: Swikar Patel for Education Week

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