Dianne Piche, the executive director of the Citizens Commission on Civil Rights, is headed to the department of education as the deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Civil Rights.
She belongs to the more reform-y wing of the Democratic Party, is a friend of the Democrats for Education Reform, and a supporter of the Education Equality Project. According to her official bio, she’s represented students in desegregation case in St. Louis and Fort Wayne, Ind. and has also been an advisor to congressional committees, including the House Committee on Education and Labor and the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Piche, an attorney, will be working for Russlynn Ali, who is that office’s assistant secretary.
(Photo credit: Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights.)