Clarence D. Armbrister has resigned, effective Dec. 15, from his post as the managing director of the Philadelphia school district. In that job, he has charge of the 213,000-student district's business and financial activities, including overseeing a $1.4 billion annual budget. A district spokesman said that the former city treasurer was leaving for personal reasons and will be joining an investment firm. Mr. Armbrister, 41, was also responsible for representing the district on Wall Street. The district has not yet named a replacement.
John F. Jennings has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the Princeton, N.J.-based Educational Testing Service, the nonprofit organization that produces such widely administered assessments as the SAT college-entrance exam. Mr. Jennings, 55, has headed the independent, nonprofit Center on Education Policy, based in Washington, for the past three years. Previously, he was a staff director and general counsel for the then-Democratic majority on the U.S. House's education committee.
Andrew J. Rotherham, formerly the legislative specialist for the American Association of School Administrators, is slated this week to become the new director of the 21st Century Project for the Progressive Policy Institute. The Washington think tank is affiliated with the centrist Democratic Leadership Council. Mr. Rotherham, 27, served for two years with the Arlington, Va.-based AASA, a professional organization for more than 16,500 educational leaders worldwide.
Charles R. Lee, the chairman and chief executive officer of the GTE Corp., based in Irving, Texas, received the National Literacy Leadership Award at the Literacy Volunteers of America's national conference in Houston last month. Mr. Lee, who has been affiliated with the telecommunications corporation since 1986, has worked during that time to promote private-sector support for literacy by serving as a spokesman for the National Institute for Literacy's public-awareness campaign. The GTE Foundation recently awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant to the organization to continue its Family Literacy and Technology Initiative.
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