Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Jr., formerly Title I director for the U.S. Department of Education, has been named Executive Director of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents. He will continue in his current role as an associate professor at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., while leading the group.
The Coalition was established in 1973 and has grown to become the major grassroots Title I parent education organization in the country, with more than 20,000 members.
While at the Education Department, Stevenson was also responsible for the Title III program for English-language learners, School Improvement Grants, Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, Enhanced Assessment Grants, and Programs for Children and Youth Who are Neglected and Delinquent, or At-Risk.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Early Years blog.