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Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome T. Murphy has announced that he will step down next year from his position as the dean of Harvard University's graduate school of education.

Mr. Murphy, 61, has served on the Harvard faculty since 1982 and became the dean in 1992.

Beginning in June 2001, Mr. Murphy plans to take a one-year sabbatical and then return to Harvard as the Harold Howe II Professor of Education.


Clifford B. Janey has been named the chairman of the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools. The Washington-based organization represents 57 of the nation's large urban public school districts. Mr. Janey is the superintendent of the 38,000-student Rochester, N.Y., schools. He has been a member of the council's executive committee since 1998.


Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin has been named the executive director of the National Council for the Social Studies. Ms. Griffin, 48, has worked for the 26,000-member association since 1980, when she became the manager of membership processing. She has also served as the interim executive director and the director of council services and membership marketing.


Rebecca R. Kline

Rebecca R. Kline has been elected the president of the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies. The organization, based in Washington, is a national coalition of more than 60 associations representing more than 300,000 professionals in the language field.

Ms. Kline, 48, is the executive director of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages based at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

—Naomi Greengrass

Vol. 19, Issue 40, Page 2

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