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Joel Packer

Joel Packer, the senior professional associate of government relations for the National Education Association, has been named president-elect of the Washington-based Committee for Education Funding. Mr. Packer has been with the NEA for 15 years.

Ellin Nolan

Ellin Nolan, the Washington representative for the Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations, was named the vice president of the 90-member alliance of education groups, which lobbies for federal school aid.

The Council of Chief State School Officers has honored Reed E. Hundt with the council's Distinguished Service Award, a distinction reserved for those whom the group identifies as having made outstanding contributions to education. Mr. Hunt, as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, was instrumental in the creation of the "E-rate" discounts for schools and libraries under the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Linda Darling-Hammond, an education professor at Stanford University, also received a Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Darling-Hammond has worked closely with and at one point headed the standards committee for the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, a branch of the council that focuses on improving teacher preparation, licensing, and professional development.

Marvin Lynch

Marvin Lynch

has been appointed the director of human resources for the Washington-based American Council on Education, an umbrella organization for higher education. Mr. Lynch, who most recently has been the director of personnel services for the University of Iowa in Iowa City, is slated to take up his new post this month.

--Michelle Galley

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