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Lai-Wan Wong began her new job as the director of programs for the "I Have a Dream" Foundation last week.

Lai-Wan Wong

Before joining the foundation, Ms. Wong, 33, worked for the New York City school system as a special assistant to the deputy chancellor for instruction. As a special assistant, she was involved in local special education reforms, student promotion policies, bilingual education, and other issues.

In her new position at the foundation, she will serve as a training and technical assistance resource to I Have A Dream projects across the country.

The New York-based foundation, founded in 1986 by the philanthropist Eugene Lang, provides a long-term program of mentoring and tutoring for children from low-income areas to prepare them to pursue a college education.

The Council for Basic Education recently appointed David R. Savage as a vice president.

Mr. Savage, 42, was formerly an independent educational consultant based in Whitefish, Mont. He served as a consultant to elementary and secondary schools, and universities.

The Washington-based council offers programs and publications aimed at strengthening the liberal arts in public schools.

Lynette Guastaferro

Teaching Matters' board of directors has promoted Lynette Guastaferro to be the nonprofit teacher-training organization's executive director.

Ms. Guastaferro, 33, joined the organization in 1997. As the director of planning, she created its Distance Learning Program, which provides teachers with online training at night and on weekends.

Based in New York City, Teaching Matters provides teacher training and curriculum development for public schools nationwide.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 22, Issue 18, Page 5

Published in Print: January 15, 2003, as People in the News

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