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John M. McLaughlin has been named the vice president for education leadership and strategic planning for the Brown Schools, a Nashville, Tenn.- based provider of education and support services to families with children who have special needs.

John M. McLaughlin

Mr. McLaughlin, 49, was formerly an education adviser to investors and business owners in the education industry. He is best known as the founder of The Education Industry Report, a monthly update on education-related businesses, which he later sold to Eduventures Inc., a Boston-based company.

The Center on Education Policy has named Christopher T. Cross a senior fellow of the Washington-based organization.

Christopher T. Cross

Mr. Cross, 61, who recently moved to Danville, Calif., after retiring as the president of the Washington-based Council for Basic Education, will research the federal role in education during his year and a half as a senior fellow for the center.

Mr. Cross has chaired the center's board of directors for the past five years. He served as assistant secretary for educational research and improvement in the U.S. Department of Education during the administration of former President Bush.

Anne L. Bryant

Anne L. Bryant, the executive director of the National School Boards Association, has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Universal Service Administrative Co.

Ms. Bryant, 52, began her new term this month, and will serve a three-year term on the 19-member board.

The Washington- based USAC oversees the popular E-rate program, which provides discounts on telecommunications services to schools.

—Vanessa Dea

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Vol. 21, Issue 16, Page 5

Published in Print: January 9, 2002, as People in the News

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