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February 28, 2001 1 min read
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Rod Paige

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige has been named the 2001 National Superintendent of the Year. Mr. Paige, 67, served as the superintendent of the Houston Independent School District for seven years before being tapped for President Bush’s Cabinet. The annual award is co-sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators and ServiceMaster Co. Mr. Paige’s selection was announced Feb. 16 at the aasa’s convention in Orlando, Fla.

Mike J. Ford

The National Staff Development Council announced this month that Mike J. Ford was elected by the group’s board of trustees to a one-year term as council president. Mr. Ford, 43, who served as a member of the board before his election, is the superintendent of the 2,300-student Phelps-Clifton SpringsCentral School District in Clifton Springs, N.Y.

The NSDC—an Oxford, Ohio-based nonprofit educational association with more than 10,000 members— offers schools guidance on how to use academic standards and good teaching practices to improve schools.

Henry Arce

The Children’s Aid Society, a nonprofit organization that provides services such as foster care and health education to more than 120,000 New York City children and other family members, announced in late January that Henry Arce had become the director of its community schools program. The program offers services to nine city schools.

Mr. Arce, 52, worked for the New York City board of education as the Bronx borough deputy chancellor before joining the aid society.

—Marianne Hurst

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