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Members of 'Core Team' for Edison Project

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The following are the members of the Edison Project's "core team'':

  • Daniel Biederman, the president of the Grand Central and 34th Street Partnerships in New York City, which provide property owners and tenants with services ranging from security and sanitation to care for the homeless.
  • Dominique Browning, an assistant managing editor of Newsweek, responsible for supervising the "back of the book'' departments, which include education, science, and health. The former executive editor of Texas Monthly, Ms. Browning also helped launch Savvy and American Photographer magazines.
  • John E. Chubb, a senior fellow with the governmental-studies program at the Brookings Institution. Along with Terry M. Moe, a political scientist from Stanford University, where Mr. Chubb formerly taught, Mr. Chubb is the author of Politics, Markets, and America's Schools and A Lesson in School Reform from Great Britain.
  • Lee Eisenberg, the former editor-in-chief of Esquire. Mr. Eisenberg has spent the past year in Britain to launch a British version of the magazine. He is the author of several books, including Atlantic City, and is a co-founder of Rotisserie League Baseball.
  • Chester E. Finn Jr., a professor of education and public policy at Vanderbilt University and director of the Educational Excellence Network. A former assistant U.S. secretary of education for educational research and improvement, Mr. Finn also serves on the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Council on Education Standards and Testing. He is the author of several books, including We Must Take Charge and, with Diane S. Ravitch, What Do Our 17-Year-Olds Know?
  • Nancy Hechinger, a writer, multimedia designer, and producer who founded Hands On Media, an independent production company in the field of interactive multimedia. At the firm, she has produced two products: Ellis Island: An Interactive Journey in the New World, a videodisk-CD-ROM prototype, and Creation Stories, an interactive CD-ROM to be published this spring that includes more than 90 creation myths from around the world.
  • Sylvia L. Peters, the principal of Alexandre Dumas Elementary School in Chicago, an acclaimed school that has helped teach troubled adolescents to make good decisions and become good citizens. Ms. Peters won the Whitman Award for excellence in education management in 1990 and the Illinois State Board of Education Recognition Award in 1991.


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