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Dana M. Truby recently became the new executive editor of Scholastic's Instructor magazine.

Dana M. Truby

Ms. Truby, 35, served as Instructor's senior editor for two years before taking on her new position last month. She succeeds Lucille Renwick, who is now the senior managing editor for New York City-based Scholastic's Administrator magazine.

Instructor, which is published eight times a year, provides curriculum-based activities, classroom-management strategies, and educational research to a readership of more than 1.3 million K-8 educators.

Diana Nelson has been named the executive director of the Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform.

Diana Nelson

Ms. Nelson, 62, will succeed Anne C. Hallett, the founder of the campaign, who stepped down as the head of the organization after 11 years to become an independent educational consultant.

The Chicago-based Cross City Campaign is a nine-city network of school advocates that works with urban school districts to improve education.

Ms. Nelson starts her new job March 8.

Michael T. Nettles has been appointed to the Edmund W. Gordon chair for policy evaluation and research at the Educational Testing Service.

Michael T. Nettles

Mr. Nettles, 48, has served as the executive director of the policy evaluation and research center at the ETS since July of last year and will continue in that capacity.

Before returning to the testing service last year, Mr. Nettles was a professor of education at the University of Michigan's center for the study of higher and postsecondary education in Ann Arbor. He worked there for 11 years.

The Princeton, N.J.-based ETS is a private educational testing, measurement, and research company known for producing the SAT and other admissions tests.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 23, Issue 23, Page 5

Published in Print: February 18, 2004, as People in the News

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