News in Brief
Libia Gil, who currently serves as a vice president for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, in Chicago, has been named as an assistant deputy secretary and director of the U.S. Department of Education's office of English-language acquisition. The OELA job had been filled on an interim basis for nearly a year since Rosalinda Barrera resigned last October.
Pam Stewart was named by the Florida board of education as the state's education commissioner. Ms. Stewart had been serving as the state's interim commissioner following the Aug. 1 resignation of Tony Bennett. She was also interim education commissioner after the resignation of Gerard Robinson in 2012 until Mr. Bennett took over in January.
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