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WestEd, a national education research and development agency, has named Glen H. Harvey as its new chief executive officer.

Ms. Harvey will replace Dean Nafziger who resigned in January to become the executive vice president of the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. She is expected to begin her new position this summer. She is currently the executive director of Learning Innovations, the Stoneham, Mass.-based division of WestEd that specializes in educational professional development.

WestEd, based in San Francisco, is the federal regional education laboratory for Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.

Established in 1995, WestEd united the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development and the Southwest Regional Laboratory, two of the original regional education labs created by Congress in 1966.

New York City schools chief Rudy F. Crew has appointed John W. Lee as the superintendent of high schools for the borough of Queens. His appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Lee had served as acting superintendent and deputy superintendent in Queens.

He will be responsible for oversight of instructional and operational issues for the 33 high schools in Queens.

The Ball Foundation has named former schools superintendent Percy Clark Jr. as the new director of its national education initiatives.

A veteran educator, Mr. Clark has spent the past 14 years as the head of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis. Over his 32-year career, he has served as an elementary and secondary teacher and principal, director of pupil services, and assistant superintendent.

As a Ball Foundation director, Mr. Clark will work with the Ball Charter School in Arizona, which will open its doors to its first class in the fall. He also will head up the Washington-based foundation's school collaborative programs and educational research efforts.

The Ball Foundation works to advance efforts that enhance K-12 education.

Nancy Helm, the former director of charter schools for the Arizona state board of education, will be the principal of the Ball Charter School.

--ADRIENNE D. COLES[email protected]

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