Dianne Piche, the executive director of the Citizens Commission on Civil Rights, has been selected for the number two post at the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, reports Politics K-12. She’ll be the deputy assistant secretary for the office.
She’s paid close attention to the rights and educational needs of English-language learners over the years. She mentioned the needs of such students several times, for instance, during her testimony in 2007 at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on supplemental services provided under the No Child Left Behind Act.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.