Briggs to head ed reform at Bush Institute
Former D.C. state superintendent of education Kerri Briggs, who left her post last month with barely a day's notice to State Board of Education members, is the new program director for education reform at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. Briggs, who served in the Bush-era Education Department as an assistant secretary, will focus on the institute's recently announced Alliance to Reform Education Leadership, an initiative to improve the performance of school principals, according to a statement Monday.
The institute, part of a planned $300 million Bush Presidential Center on the Southern Methodist University campus, looks like a more comfortable fit for Briggs, who struggled to find her footing in a D.C. education landscape dominated by Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee. She's also a native of Midland, Tex., Dubya's home town.
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