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NCLB Commission aims to refine recommendations with Handy on board



PhilHandy_Photo As the Obama administration aims to take education reform in a new direction, the bipartisan Commission on No Child Left Behind is preparing to update its recommendations on how the law can best improve the nation's schools.

To get there, the group has named 13 new members, ones who it says have been active in promoting "innovative, results-oriented reform." You might recognize one of the names.

It's former Florida Board of Education chairman Phil Handy, who led the BOE during the Jeb Bush heyday. Since stepping asideas Charlie Crist assumed the governor's office, Handy has continued to play a role in education circles, including time spent advising John McCain's failed presidential bid.

Can't wait to see where this leads.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:33am]


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