People in the News
Gregory F. McGinity has joined the Broad Foundation as its director of policy.
Mr. McGinity, 37, formerly served as a senior policy consultant for the California state board of education. While working for the state board, he helped in the development and adoption of academic standards for English, mathematics, history, and science. He also helped design and implement California's first statewide academic assessment for students in grades 2-11.
The Los Angeles-based Broad Foundation supports initiatives to improve urban public education, including the Broad Prize for Urban Education, the Broad Center for Superintendents, and the Broad Institute for School Boards. It also supports Education Week's coverage of leadership issues in education.
Mark Mullen is the new deputy executive director for integrated professional development for the International Reading Association.
Mr. Mullen, 48, who started his job with the association last month, formerly served as the principal of the 300-student Alan B. Shepard Elementary School in Old Bridge, N.J.
The Newark, Del.-based association seeks to provide its 80,000 members worldwide with resources to improve communication and reading instruction.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund's board of directors has elected Jeff Garcia, the starting quarterback for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers, as a new board member.
Mr. Garcia, 33, who began serving his three-year board term in March, has been involved with the fund for three years, raising more than $250,000 in scholarship money. The San Francisco-based fund has awarded a total of nearly $89 million for more than 54,000 college scholarships since its inception in 1975.
—Catherine A. Carroll
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