News in Brief


Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments
William J. Bushaw
William J. Bushaw

William J. Bushaw, a former teacher and a veteran of the worlds of research and state education policy, has been selected as the new executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board.

He will assume his duties July 27, succeeding Cornelia S. Orr, who retired in March. He'll oversee the 26-member board that sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP.

Mr. Bushaw served for a decade as the chief executive officer of PDK International. He also managed national and state research grants at the University of Michigan's Merit Network Inc., was a deputy superintendent and chief academic officer at the Michigan education department, a high school principal, and a teacher in elementary and middle schools.

Baker Kurrus
Baker Kurrus

Baker Kurrus, a lawyer, will be the new superintendent of the 25,000-student Little Rock district in Arkansas.

He replaces former Superintendent Dexter Suggs, who resigned last month amid allegations of plagiarism.

Mr. Kurrus served on the Little Rock school board from 1998 to 2010. He also had been working as a volunteer chairman of the district's financial-advisory group.

Vol. 34, Issue 30, Page 5

Published in Print: May 13, 2015, as Transitions
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories