Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Barresi Joins Education 'Chiefs for Change'

Education chiefs in five states today joined the ranks of Chiefs for Change, a bipartisan coalition of state education chiefs and leaders who are leading the nation in advancing bold reform.

New members are Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, Maine Commissioner of Education Stephen Bowen, New Jersey Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf, Tennessee Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman and New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera.

Together, Chiefs for Change lead education reforms in ten states, representing one-fifth of the country and a combined population of 60 million.

“Leadership matters.” said Paul Pastorek, Louisiana Superintendent of Education and Chair of Chiefs for Change. “These five education chiefs have demonstrated unwavering leadership in advancing bold reforms that focus on students’ success.”

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