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May 19, 2009

Pomona Schools Chief Tapped as Top K-12 Official

Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, the superintendent of the Pomona Unified School District, in California, is being nominated as the new assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, the White House just announced. (UPDATE: Pending Senate confirmation, of course.) This would make Melendez...

May 19, 2009

NewSchools Venture Fund's Weiss to Oversee Race to the Top

The $4-plus-billion Race to the Top fund has a new master: Joanne S. Weiss, a partner and the chief operating officer at the NewSchools Venture Fund. We’ve heard that Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement today in a speech to the NewSchools Venture Fund via a video link. Weiss ...

May 08, 2009

Personnel File: Dianne Piche to be Ed. Dept. Civil Rights Deputy

Piche, the executive director of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights who has represented students in desegregation cases, will be the deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Civil Rights.

April 29, 2009

Stimulus Money Guy Named Deputy Education Secretary

Tony Miller, who has an extensive background in business, has been a key player in managing the stimulus money.

April 16, 2009

UPDATED Personnel File: The Hoff Leaves EdWeek for Ed. Dept.

David Hoff is putting away his reporter's notebook and joining the U.S. Department of Education as deputy assistant secretary for communications services.

April 15, 2009

Personnel File: Ex-San Diego Schools Chief Named Border Czar

Alan Bersin, a "border czar" under Clinton, is the former superintendent of the San Diego City Schools and former California Secretary of Education.

April 14, 2009

Shelton Takes a Top Innovation Job at U.S. Department

And he's already hard at work in his new role, signing on to a letter about the DC voucher program that is generating some push-back.

April 13, 2009

Personnel File: Duncan Adds Another Legislator to his Staff

Colorado Senate President Peter Groff will lead the U.S. Department of Education's faith-based and community initiatives center.

April 07, 2009

UPDATED: Former Maine House Speaker Going to U.S. Ed. Dept.

A community college dean from Maine has been tapped to take on college- and career-readiness issues for the feds.

April 02, 2009

John Easton to Lead Institute Of Education Sciences

The White House is turning again to Chicago to fill a key education post, this time for a leader of the Education Department's main research arm.

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