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Education Commission of the States To Study Role of Schools in Economy

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Washington--The Education Commission of the States (ecs) last week announced the formation of a task force to study the role of schools in the economy.

The National Task Force on Education for Economic Growth--composed of 11 governors, executives of eight corporations, and labor and research leaders--will make policy recommendations for state and local governments at the annual meeting of the ecs in Denver next July.

Task Force Chairmen

The task force's chairman is Gov. James B. Hunt, Democrat of North Carolina. Gov. Pierre S. duPont, Republican of Delaware, and Frank Cary, chairman of the board of the International Business Machines Corporation, will serve as co-chairmen.

Other members include Gov. Thomas H. Kean, Republican of New Jersey; J. Fred Bucy, president of Texas Instruments; and Philip Caldwell, chairman of the Ford Motor Company.

Meetings of the group will take place on Feb. 26 in Washington and on May 4 in Raleigh, N.C.

The findings of the task force will be pre-sented to the ecs on July 20-23 in Denver and to the National Governors Association July 29-31 in Nashville, Tenn.--ce

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