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College Board Names David Coleman New CEO

The College Board has named David Coleman, an advocate and architect of the Common Core State Standards, as its new president and chief executive officer.

Coleman, 42, will succeed former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton, who led the New York-based nonprofit organization for 13 years. The transition is scheduled to take place on Oct. 15, according to an announcement released today.

(See Curriculum Matters post today for more on Coleman.)

Established in 1900, the College Board is an association with 6,000 educational institution members and is best known for its SAT and Advanced Placement Program.

Coleman is a founding partner of Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit organization working with teachers and policymakers to implement the standards. He attended public school in New York City and had a Rhodes Scholarship to study English literature at Oxford and classical educational philosophy at Cambridge. Coleman is the founder of the Grow Network, an organization that worked on assessment reports for teachers, parents, and students and was acquired by McGraw-Hill.

Coleman will remain at Student Achievement Partners until October.

To read more about Coleman see Catherine Gewertz' story here.

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