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August 06, 2013 | Corrected: February 21, 2019 1 min read
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Corrected: An earlier version of this story should have said that Jeanne Allen will step down as president of the organization in October. She will remain on its board of directors and will become a senior fellow.


Kara Kerwin will become president of the Center for Education Reform, in Washington, replacing the group’s founder, Jeanne Allen, who will step down as president of the organization in October. She will remain on its board of directors and will become a senior fellow. Ms. Kerwin has worked for the center for 13 years and is currently its vice president for external affairs.

Sharon Robinson, the president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, is the 2013-14 chairwoman of the Learning First Alliance’s board of directors.

Lucille E. Davy, a senior adviser to the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy in Raleigh, N.C., was appointed to a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board, beginning Oct. 1. The board sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Current members Doris Hicks, an elementary school principal in New Orleans; Tonya Miles, a parent and former educator from Maryland; W. James Popham, a testing expert from the University of California, Los Angeles; and Leticia Van de Putte, a Democratic state legislator from Texas, were appointed to new terms on the 26-member board.

Lea Crusey, a former classroom teacher and state director for StudentsFirst, based in Sacramento, Calif., has been named deputy director of Democrats for Education Reform, a political action committee.

A version of this article appeared in the August 07, 2013 edition of Education Week as Transitions


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