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President Bush Nominates Four to National Board of Education Sciences


President Bush today nominated four individuals to serve on the National Board of Education Sciences (NBES). Three of the nominations are reappointments and one is a new appointment. All require Senate confirmation.

The board’s members are:

* Jonathan Baron of Maryland (reappointment), executive director, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, The Council for Excellence in Government
* Frank Philip Handy of Florida (reappointment), CEO of Strategic Industries
* Sally Shaywitz of Connecticut (reappointment), Yale University Professor of Pediatrics
* Joanne Weiss of California, partner and COO at NewSchools Venture Fund.

The National Board of Education Sciences is the 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. It 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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