Andrew J. Rotherham, a national education policy expert and former White House adviser, has been appointed to the Virginia state board of education by Gov. Mark Warner, a Democrat.
Mr. Rotherham, the director of the 21st Century Schools Project at the Progressive Policy Institute, a think tank affiliated with the Democratic Leadership Council in Washington, began his four-year term on the board after being sworn in on Feb. 23.
Mr. Rotherham was also a special assistant for domestic policy to President Clinton.
“Virginia schools and universities have been very good to me, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to give something back,” said Mr. Rotherham, a 34-year-old Virginia native who attended public schools and universities in the state.
A version of this article appeared in the March 02, 2005 edition of Education Week