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Susan Frost has stepped down as the president and chief executive officer of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Susan Frost

Ms. Frost, who resigned as the organization’s leader on Aug. 12, will stay with the group as a senior adviser during the transition to a new top executive. A national search has been launched for her successor.

She had served as the president and CEO of the alliance since it was started in 2001. Ms. Frost plans eventually to return to working as an advocate for public high school students nationwide.

The Washington-based alliance is a research and policy organization dedicated to helping students graduate from high school and succeed in college.

Cynthia G. Brown recently became the director of a national task force on public education called Renewing Our Schools, Securing Our Future.

The task force, which was launched in April, is a joint initiative of two Washington-based organizations—the Center for American Progress and the Institute for America’s Future.

Cynthia G. Brown

Ms. Brown, 61, has worked as an independent education consultant since 2001, when she left her position as the director of the Resource Center on Educational Equity at the Washington-based Council of Chief State School Officers.

The new 12-member task force is holding a series of six public hearings across the country from August through December.

Karen L. Mapp has been named a lecturer on education at Harvard University’s graduate school of education.

Ms. Mapp, 48, serves as the deputy superintendent for family and community engagement for the 60,000-student Boston public schools. She is also the president of the Boston-based Institute for Responsive Education.

She will begin her position with the Harvard graduate school in January.

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Vol. 24, Issue 1, Page 5

Published in Print: September 1, 2004, as People in the News

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