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Long Appointed to National Board of Education Sciences

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07/02/2010 10:46 AM
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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced yesterday the appointment of Professor Bridget Terry Long as a member of the . President Barack Obama appointed Long late last week after she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“It is a real honor to serve on the National Board of Education Sciences. The Institute of Education Sciences has been central to supporting rigorous and relevant education research that can be applied towards policy and practice,” Long said. “In my advisory position, I hope to further strengthen the work of the Department of Education and contribute to this mission.”

Long will join three other newly appointed members: Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education; Professor Adam Gamoran, director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research; and Margaret R. McLeod, executive director of student services and special education in the Alexandria (Va.) City Public Schools.

“These four new members of the National Board of Education Sciences have the experience and expertise needed to contribute to the Board’s oversight of the activities, policies and priorities of the Department’s Institute of Education Sciences,” Secretary Duncan said. “Each new member will make valuable contributions to the Institute’s pursuit of the highest quality, objective and scientifically-based research in education.”

The National Board of Education Sciences is a 15-member presidentially appointed advisory panel of the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. The board performs a host of duties, ranging from reviewing and approving the research priorities of the Institute to advising and consulting with the director on the policies of the Institute. The board also reviews and regularly evaluates the work of the Institute to ensure that its research, development, evaluation and statistical analyses are consistent with the standards set out in the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.

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