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Biographies of Presenters

The States' Impact on Federal Education Policy:
New Perspectives on Research and the Historical Record

Gordon Ambach, executive director, Council of Chief State School Officers, retired

Marguerite Clarke, senior education specialist, The World Bank

Sandra Covington Smith, research associate, National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities

Christopher Cross, chairman, Cross & Joftus

Margaret Goertz, professor, Education Policy; co-director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania

Tom Hehir, professor of practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jeffrey Henig, professor, Department of Political Science and Education Politics, Teachers College, and professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Carl Kaestle, professor emeritus, Department of Education, Brown University

Kathryn McDermott, associate professor, School of Education and Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lorraine McDonnell, professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Margaret McLaughlin, professor of special education, University of Maryland, and associate director, Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children

Lynn Olson, managing editor, Special Projects; executive project editor, Quality Counts and Diplomas Count, Education Week

Carmen Perez-Hogan, former coordinator for the Office of Bilingual Education, New York State Education Department, retired

Kathleen Roe, director of operations, New York State Archives

Marshall Smith, director, Education Program, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Patricia Sullivan, deputy directory, Educational Issues, American Federation of Teachers