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The Washington-based Institute for Educational Leadership has recruited the Democratic Senate Budget Committee's senior analyst for education, Amy Abraham, as associate director of its School Leadership for the 21st Century Initiative.

Ms. Abraham, 38, will address the public education system's growing need for qualified principals and superintendents.

The Utah state board of education has elected Jill Kennedy its chairwoman.

A four-year veteran of the board, Ms. Kennedy, 58, is a college- scholarship adviser at West High School in Salt Lake City.

Jill Kennedy

William Street has been hired to direct classroom programs for the National Wildlife Federation in Vienna, Va.

Mr. Street, 29, is the former manager of school programs at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. The federation, the nation's largest member- supported conservation group, sponsors programs to educate children about protecting nature and wildlife.

The United Negro College Fund, based in Fairfax, Va., has chosen Adalberto Andino to be executive director of the Gates Millennium Scholars program.

The billion-dollar, 20-year scholarship initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is designed to increase the number of minority students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Andrew Calkins

Mass Insight Education, a Boston-based nonprofit focused on improving student achievement in Massachusetts public schools, has tapped Andrew Calkins as its executive director. Mr. Calkins, 42, will lead efforts to implement the state's standards-based reforms.

—Meghan Mullan

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Vol. 19, Issue 17, Page 2

Published in Print: January 12, 2000, as People in the News

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