Paul Peterson to be Nominated to the National Board of Education Sciences Board of Directors

August 14, 2008

Paul Peterson, professor of government at Harvard Kennedy School, is to be nominated to the Board of Directors of the National Board of Education Sciences (NBES), it has been announced by the White House. Peterson is to complete the remainder of a four-year term that expires in November 2011. The National Board of Education Sciences is the presidentially appointed advisory panel of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) 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. For information on the NBES, visit the website: http://ies.ed.gov/director/board/index.asp

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