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Timothy B. Buresh was set to start his new job this week as the chief operating officer for the 738,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District.

Timothy B. Buresh

Mr. Buresh, 49, a former director of construction and engineering for California's Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, succeeds Thomas C. Boysen, who left the district to become senior vice president and chief schools officer for K12, an online education company. (People in the News, Jan. 29, 2003.)

Kaplan Inc., a provider of educational services and after-school programs, has named Rebecca O. Campoverde as its director of public affairs.

Rebecca O. Campoverde

Ms. Campoverde, 51, who was formerly the assistant secretary for legislation and congressional affairs for the U.S. Department of Education, began her new job last month. Before working for the education department, she was the deputy staff director of the education and workforce committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The New York City-based Kaplan is a subsidiary of the Washington Post Co. Ms. Campoverde's office will be in Washington.

Bernice Stafford

The board of directors of the National Education Knowledge Industry Association— a Washington-based trade association that represents educational researchers, service providers, and entrepreneurs—has elected Bernice Stafford to be its chairwoman.

Ms. Stafford, 61, is the senior vice president of school marketing and evaluation, as well as the co-founder, of Lightspan Inc., a San Diego-based provider of educational software and Internet products.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 22, Issue 21, Page 5

Published in Print: February 5, 2003, as People in the News

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