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Jim Nelson

By Laura Greifner — June 06, 2006 1 min read

Jim Nelson has been selected as the executive director of Advancement Via Individual Determination, or avid, the San Diego-based secondary school program that prepares underachieving, mostly minority students for college. Mr. Nelson, 56, is currently the superintendent of the 35,500-student Richardson Independent School District in Texas.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 07, 2006 edition of Education Week