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Spellings to Head Bush Foundation

By Nirvi Shah — June 11, 2013 1 min read

Margaret Spellings, who served as U.S. secretary of education under President George W. Bush, has been hired as the president of the foundation named after her former boss.

Ms. Spellings was White House domestic-policy adviser when the No Child Left Behind Act was crafted early in Mr. Bush’s tenure, then shepherded its implementation while leading the U.S. Department of Education during his second term.

In her new job, which she will begin in September, she will oversee all activities of the Dallas-based George W. Bush Foundation, including leadership of the George W. Bush Institute and collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration, which operates Mr. Bush’s presidential library and museum.

After leaving the Cabinet in 2009, Ms. Spellings founded a Washington consulting firm that provides strategic guidance to nonprofits and private companies. She is also the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

A version of this article appeared in the June 12, 2013 edition of Education Week as Spellings to Head Bush Foundation

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