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Kate Dickson

Kate Dickson has been tapped to serve as the new deputy superintendent for the Oregon Department of Education. She will supervise the offices responsible for school finance and a database initiative, business services, technology, legislative policy, and budget issues.

Ms. Dickson, 51, previously served as the associate director of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators and has experience as a teacher, principal, and curriculum specialist.

Rosalie Pedalino Porter

Rosalie Pedalino Porter has been elected the new co-chair of the Massachusetts Bilingual Education Advisory Council. Composed of professionals, parents, and community members interested in bilingual education, the council reviews research on the subject and advises the Massachusetts education commissioner on ways to improve teaching, programs, and the academic achievement of students with limited English proficiency.

Ms. Porter, 69, is also a member of the board of directors of the Washington-based Center for Equal Opportunity and the editor of READ Perspectives, the READ Institute's annual academic journal on bilingual education. Ms. Porter will serve with co-chair Francis de la Fuente.

Ron Givens

Ron Givens has been named the editorial director of The New York Times Upfront, a national biweekly newsmagazine for teenagers that is published jointly by Scholastic Inc. and the New York Times Co. The magazine, which adapts stories from the daily newspaper, has an estimated readership of 1 million teenagers.

Before joining the magazine, Mr. Givens, 49, served as an entertainment editor and reporter at the New York Daily News.

—Naomi Greengrass

Vol. 19, Issue 25, Page 2

Published in Print: March 1, 2000, as People in the News

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