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Peyton Williams Jr.

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has elected Peyton Williams Jr. to be its president.

Mr. Williams began his one-year term last month. While serving as the ASCD president, he will continue to work as the deputy state superintendent of schools for the Georgia Department of Education.

The ASCD, a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va., offers curriculum and leadership information and services to more than 165,000 educators worldwide.

Rick Hess

Rick Hess has been appointed a senior fellow for education policy with the Progressive Policy Institute, a research organization affiliated with the Democratic Leadership Council.

Mr. Hess, 34, is an assistant professor of education and politics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is also the author of a recently published book titled Revolution at the Margins: The Impact of Competition on Urban School Systems.

The Washington-based Progressive Policy Institute supports initiatives to improve educational accountability and equity, upgrade standards, and increase choice and innovation in public education.

Patricia George has been hired by the National Middle School Association to be the editor of its quarterly magazine, Middle Ground.

Before accepting her new job, Ms. George was an editorial publication consultant, based in Hamilton, Va.

The NMSA is an international association serving more than 30,000 members, including middle-level teachers, principals, administrators, parents, and others dealing with students in the middle grades. It is based in Westerville, Ohio, but Ms. George will work from Virginia.

—Marianne D. Hurst

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Vol. 21, Issue 32, Page 5

Published in Print: April 24, 2002, as People in the News

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