Linda Goudy and Elsa Bravo were recently hired by the South Florida Annenberg Challenge to lead its Florida School Report, a research project aimed at using standardized-test scores to see how schools are doing at raising achievement. Ms. Goudy, 47, is the project’s research director. Before joining the initiative, she served as the senior project coordinator of Florida Atlantic University’s area center for educational enhancement. Ms. Bravo, 38, is the project’s research associate. She previously served as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher with the Miami-Dade County school district.
The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships has hired two vice presidents. Barbara A. Bennison will become the nonprofit group’s vice president for government relations and public affairs; Margaret M. Camarena will become the vice president for programs and analysis. Ms. Bennison currently serves in Washington as the director of federal relations for the California State University system. Ms. Camarena now works as the director of evaluation research for the Kansas Health Institute, an independent, nonprofit health policy and research organization in Topeka. The NCCEP is a nonprofit organization based in Washington that helps K-12 schools and colleges form educational partnerships.
Ilene M. Berman recently succeeded Linda Plattner as the Council for Basic Education’s director of policy, standards, and instruction. Ms. Berman, 34, previously served as the specialist in English language arts standards, senior policy analyst, and associate director of the CBE’s policy, standards, and instruction team. The council also has hired M. René Islas as its director of institutional advancement. Mr. Islas, 24, had been a CBE policy analyst and special assistant to the president. The Washington-based organization offers programs and publications aimed at strengthening the liberal arts in public schools.
—Marianne D. Hurst
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A version of this article appeared in the May 15, 2002 edition of Education Week