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David R. Zarowin

David R. Zarowin has been named the executive director of WIDE World, a nonprofit program based at Harvard University's graduate school of education in Cambridge, Mass., that provides online professional-development courses to K-12 educators.

Mr. Zarowin, 45, previously served as vice president and general manager of Boston-based Pearson Education School Success, which provides educators with Web-based assessment tools for early-childhood education. It is a division of Upper Saddle River, N.J.-based Pearson Education.

Mr. Zarowin began his position at WIDE World last month.

Sandra Duncan was recently named the publisher of Scholastic Early Childhood Today magazine.

Sandra Duncan

Ms. Duncan, 58, who has served as associate publisher of the journal since 1999, started her new job this month.

Scholastic Early Childhood Today, which is published eight times a year, provides child-care professionals and early-childhood educators with teaching strategies, technology updates, and curriculum activities.

Although the magazine is located in New York City, Ms. Duncan will be based in Schererville, Ind.

Ann M. Foster has been named the executive director of the National Network for Educational Renewal, based in Seattle.

Ann M. Foster

Ms. Foster, 56, had previously served as the co-director of the Fort Collins, Colo.-based Research and Development Center for the Advancement of Student Learning.

The National Network for Educational Renewal forges partnerships between institutes of higher education and pre-K-12 schools and districts to help improve teaching and learning.

Currently, it has 23 such partnerships in 20 states.

— A. Carroll

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Vol. 23, Issue 12, Page 5

Published in Print: November 19, 2003, as People in the News

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