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Federal Biden Picks San Diego Superintendent for Deputy Education Secretary
San Diego Superintendent Cindy Marten was a classroom teacher for 17 years before she became a school and district administrator.
Evie Blad, January 18, 2021
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Federal Obama Education Staff Involved in Race to the Top, Civil Rights Join Biden's White House
Both Catherine Lhamon and Carmel Martin will serve on President-elect Joe Biden's Domestic Policy Council.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 14, 2021
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Federal DeVos Appoints New Director for English-Learner Office
The selection of Lorena Orozco McElwain as director of the office of English language acquisition shakes up a long-standing tradition.
Corey Mitchell, May 13, 2020
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Federal Trump Taps Rob Goad as White House Education Adviser
Goad took temporary leave from Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.'s office last year to help the Trump campaign with education issues, including a $20 billion school choice proposal.
Alyson Klein, January 5, 2017
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Every Student Succeeds Act Donald Trump and K-12 Education: Five Things to Watch in 2017
The first part of the year will tell us a lot about where the president elect wants to go on education and the priority he places on the issue.
Alyson Klein, January 3, 2017
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Federal Farewell, From One-Half of the Politics K-12 Team
Lauren Camera is leaving Education Week for the national education reporter's spot at U.S. News and World Report, and Politics K-12 will forge ahead.
Lauren Camera, September 10, 2015
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Federal Linda Darling-Hammond Launches Think Tank, With Washington, D.C. Office
Stanford education heavy-hitter Linda Darling-Hammond has launched a new think tank intended to bring evidence into education policy.
Alyson Klein, September 3, 2015
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Federal Farewell, From One-Half of the Politics K-12 Team
Michele McNeil is leaving Education Week for a new opportunity at the College Board, but Politics K-12 will live on and thrive.
Michele McNeil, April 30, 2014
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Federal Brad Jupp is Arne's New Two-for-One Teacher Guy
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a new teacher quality adviser ... and he's got a foot in both the merit pay and union camps.
Alyson Klein, May 12, 2009
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Federal More on Miller the Money Man
Some folks in Eduland sound glad the department is bringing in someone with a background in management.
Alyson Klein, April 30, 2009
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Federal Stimulus Money Guy Named Deputy Education Secretary
Tony Miller, who has an extensive background in business, has been a key player in managing the stimulus money.
Alyson Klein, April 29, 2009
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Federal Arne Adds Two More Appointments
Still no deputy, but other appointments are starting to come fast and furious.
Alyson Klein, April 20, 2009
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Federal Gov. Sebelius Up for HHS
If confirmed, Sebelius will oversee the Head Start program, which President Barack Obama just slated for a boost in his fiscal year 2010 budget outline.
Alyson Klein, March 2, 2009
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Federal Linda Darling-Hammond to Stay in California
Linda Darling-Hammond, who was widely rumored for a top job in the U.S. Department of Education, told me today that she is going to stay in California and support President Barack Obama's agenda in her role as an education professor and researcher at Stanford University.
Alyson Klein, February 19, 2009
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