People in the News
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has appointed Carole L. Kennedy to a one-year term as its principal-in-residence.
Ms. Kennedy, who served as the U.S. Department of Education's principal-in- residence from July of 1999 to July of this year, joined the Arlington, Va.- based NBPTS last month.
Ms. Kennedy will serve as a liaison for the board with national education associations and school principals across the country.
Carol Hampton Rasco was recently appointed the president and chief executive officer of Reading Is Fundamental Inc.
Most recently, Ms. Rasco, 53, served as the executive director for government relations in the Washington offices of the New York City-based College Board, which sponsors the SAT. A former 6th grade language arts teacher, she also served as in the Clinton administration as the president's assistant for domestic policy and later became a senior adviser to then-U.S Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley.
RIF, described as the nation's oldest nonprofit children's-literacy organization, has provided more than 200 million books to children since it was founded in 1966.
John T. "Ted" Sanders was recently elected the chairman of ACT Inc.'s national board of trustees.
Mr. Sanders, 60, will serve a one-year term while remaining as the president of the Denver-based Education Commission of the States.
ACT is a national, nonprofit organization based in Iowa City, Iowa, that administers college-entrance exams and offers a variety of research and professional-development services.
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