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...
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May 19, 2009
May 19, 2009
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
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
Tony Miller, who has an extensive background in business, has been a key player in managing the stimulus money.
April 16, 2009
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
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
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
Colorado Senate President Peter Groff will lead the U.S. Department of Education's faith-based and community initiatives center.
April 07, 2009
A community college dean from Maine has been tapped to take on college- and career-readiness issues for the feds.
April 02, 2009
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.