Education

People in the News

January 24, 2001 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

Michael LeFlore was named the Afterschool Hero of the Year last week by the Afterschool Alliance and American Isuzu Motors Inc.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley made the announcement at the Department of Education in Washington. Mr. LeFlore, 46, was honored for his work as the director of the K-8 afterschool program impact, or I Motivate People And Community Together, at the Omega Academy charter school in Phoenix. He will receive a $5,000 grant for his program and a new Isuzu Axiom car and a personal computer for himself.

Kathleen N. Strauss has been elected president of the Michigan state board of education.

Kathleen N. Strauss

Board members chose the president and other officers during their meeting Jan. 10. Ms. Strauss, 77, has served as a board member for eight years, and was elected to another eight-year term last year.

This month, Sandra Priest Rose became the chairwoman of the board of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education. The institute, based in New York City, emphasizes the importance of arts education in the nation’s schools.

The National Education Goals Panel named Emily O. Wurtz its acting executive director last month after Ken Nelson, the former executive director, announced his retirement.

Ms. Wurtz, 60, was most recently a senior education associate with the panel, which is based in Washington. The panel assesses and reports on progress made toward achieving national education goals.

—Vanessa Dea

A version of this article appeared in the January 24, 2001 edition of Education Week

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Budget & Finance Webinar
The ABCs of ESSER: How to Make the Most of Relief Funds Before They Expire
Join a diverse group of K-12 experts to learn how to leverage federal funds before they expire and improve student learning environments.
Content provided by Johnson Controls
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
Modernizing Principal Support: The Road to More Connected and Effective Leaders
When principals are better equipped to lead, support, and maintain high levels of teaching and learning, outcomes for students are improved.
Content provided by BetterLesson
Jobs Virtual Career Fair for Teachers and K-12 Staff
Find teaching jobs and other jobs in K-12 education at the EdWeek Top School Jobs virtual career fair.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: April 27, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: April 6, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: March 30, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
6 min read
Education Briefly Stated: March 16, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
7 min read