Education News in Brief


February 28, 2017 1 min read
Jill Biden

Jill Biden, an educator and the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chairwoman of Save the Children.

Biden teaches English at Northern Virginia Community College. She also has been a high school teacher.

Save the Children works in 120 countries and focuses on children’s health, education, and safety.

Bridget Foster

Bridget Foster, a longtime member of the Software & Information Industry Association, has become the senior vice president and managing director of its Education Technology Industry Network.

She started her career as a high school science and math teacher and has worked in the ed-tech industry for nearly two decades.

Jack Lynch

John “Jack” Lynch has been tapped as the next CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Since November 2012, he has served as the CEO of Renaissance Learning, a provider of products focused on assessment and learning analytics.

Gigi Anthony

Giselle “Gigi” Antoni will join the Wallace Foundation as the new director of learning and enrichment.

She is the president and CEO of Big Thought, a Dallas-based nonprofit that focuses on building partnerships to close the opportunity gap through out-of-school-time programs.

A version of this article appeared in the March 01, 2017 edition of Education Week as Transitions