People in the News
Scholastic Inc. has appointed Clifford B. Janey a vice president of Scholastic Education.
Mr. Janey, 56, who is set to begin his new position next week, had served as the superintendent of the Rochester, N.Y., city schools for seven years. He left the district in August of last year.
At Scholastic, Mr. Janey will work with large urban districts and state education departments to help them devise strategies to raise student achievement.
Scholastic Education, a division of the New York City-based educational publishing company, publishes reading-improvement and reading-development products as well as other instructional materials for prekindergarten through the 12th grade.
In a related development, the Rochester board of education recently appointed Manuel J. Rivera to succeed Mr. Janey as the superintendent of the 36,000-student district.
Mr. Rivera, 50, who was named interim superintendent last July, had served as the superintendent in Rochester from 1991 until 1994, when he left to join Edison Schools Inc., a New York City-based school management company.
Mr. Rivera began serving under a four-year contract as superintendent last month.
Louise C. Wilkinson has been appointed the dean of the 1,200-student school of education at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.
Ms. Wilkinson, 55, has been the dean of Rutgers University's 950-student graduate school of education in New Brunswick, N.J., for 17 years. She plans to leave that position to start her new job in September.
Ms. Wilkinson's expertise is in educational psychology and language and literacy research.
—Catherine A. Carroll
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