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Warren Simmons is slated to become the new director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University in Providence, R.I., starting Jan. 1. Mr. Simmons, 47, now serves as the executive director of the Philadelphia Education Fund, which raises money for school reform, grants, and college scholarships, and works closely with the 213,000-student Philadelphia district in designing its academic standards.

Four educators were named last week as this year's recipients of the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. The awards, given by the McGraw-Hill Cos., a leading international publishing company based in New York City, each carry a cash prize of $25,000.

Arthur Greenberg

Arthur Greenberg, the superintendent of Community School District 25 in New York City, was recognized for integrating arts education into his 24,000-student district's curriculum and working to form partnerships with local organizations to help supplement the district's regular funding.

Elliot W. Eisner

Elliot W. Eisner, a professor of art and education at Stanford University in California, won the award for his work promoting arts education as the author of 15 books and more than 300 articles.

Chancellor Paul A. Elsner and Vice Chancellor for Student and Educational Development Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. of Arizona's Maricopa Community College District were also honored.

Paul A. Elsner
Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr.

They have increased undergraduate enrollment by linking their 10-college system's two-year programs and four-year institutions and improved the connection between local K-12 schools and the community colleges.


Vol. 18, Issue 4, Page 2

Published in Print: September 30, 1998, as People

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