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Minnesota Official to Lead Ed. Dept. Innovation Office

By Alyson Klein — July 11, 2006 1 min read

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings last week named Morgan Brown as assistant deputy secretary for the Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. She will replace Nina S. Rees, who left in January. The office oversees about 28 grant programs and coordinates the school choice and supplemental-services portions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Since 2003, Mr. Brown has served as the director of the division of school choice and innovation at the Minnesota Department of Education.

A version of this article appeared in the July 12, 2006 edition of Education Week