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Thomas C. Boysen

Thomas C. Boysen has been appointed senior vice president and chief schools officer of K12, an online education company started by former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.

Mr. Boysen, 62, plans to leave his position as the chief operating officer of the 737,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District at the end of February before beginning his new job with K12 in March.

The McLean, Va.-based company provides curriculum and testing materials via the Internet for schools and the parents of home schoolers.

J. Brian Ferguson

J. Brian Ferguson, 48, the chairman and chief executive officer of the Eastman Chemical Co., based in Kingsport, Tenn., has been elected the chairman of the board of the Center for State Scholars.

The Austin, Texas-based center, which was chartered in August of last year, is a business-led partnership with public schools that has designed a core curriculum for high school students that it believes will better prepare them for postsecondary education.

Lois Adams-Rogers

The Council of Chief State School Officers has named Lois Adams-Rogers the director of its state education agency rapid-response customized coordinated service initiative, a new program designed to provide state education chiefs with technical assistance on the requirements of the "No Child Left Behind" Act of 2001.

Ms. Adams-Rogers, 56, will leave her position as deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education's bureau of learning and results services. She will begin working at the Washington-based CCSSO in July.

Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 22, Issue 20, Page 5

Published in Print: January 29, 2003, as People in the News

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