Picks Named for High Ed. Dept. Positions
Selections for special ed., vocational-adult programs would join at pivotal time
President Barack Obama plans to nominate a state schools chief from the Midwest and the leader of a New England nonprofit group to fill two high-ranking positions at the U.S. Department of Education, with oversight over special education programs and over vocational and adult education.
Alexa E. Posny, the commissioner of education in Kansas and a former federal Education Department official, is the president’s choice to serve as the assistant secretary for the office of special education and rehabilitative services, known as osers.
For the position of assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, the White House said Mr. Obama will nominate Brenda Dann-Messier, the president ofthe Dorcas Place Adult and Family Learning Center, Inc., an organization focused on adult literacy and...
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