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Singer to Be Nominated to the NBES

Judith SingerPresident Barack Obama recently announced his intent to nominate Professor Judith Singer to the National Board of Education Sciences.

“These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedications throughout their careers,” Obama said of the nominees. “I am grateful they have chosen to take on these important roles, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

Singer will join fellow HGSE professor, Bridget Terry Long, who was appointed to the board in 2010 and later named vice chair.

“It is a privilege and honor to be nominated to serve on the National Board of Education Sciences (NBES), the scientific advisory board for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES),” Singer said. “Since its establishment 10 years ago, IES has transformed the practice of educational research, ushering in a new era prioritizing rigorous studies expressly designed to yield a strong evidence base that can be used to inform wise decision making. I look forward to being part of IES’ evolution as continues to advance the rigor and relevance of education research.”

“Judy Singer will bring great wisdom to the IES board. She is an institutional thinker with a broad perspective on education,” said Dean Kathleen McCartney.

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.