Jim Blew, the former director of Student Success California, an education advocacy group, has officially been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the office of planning, evaluation, and policy analysis at the U.S. Department of Education. Blew has been serving at the department in an advisory capacity.
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May 18, 2018
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May 17, 2018
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May 14, 2018
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May 13, 2018
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April 18, 2018
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April 04, 2018
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March 20, 2018
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