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Committees

The National Forum on Education Statistics is composed of a Steering Committee, which oversees all Forum activities, and three Standing Committees which, in turn, guide the more focused work of various task forces.

Steering Committee
The Steering Committee oversees and coordinates all Forum activities. Members of the Steering Committee include the chair, vice chair, and immediate past chair of the Forum, and the chairs, vice chairs, and NCES liaisons for the three standing committees. The chairperson of the Forum heads the Steering Committee. The Commissioner of the NCES is a member ex officio.
Chair: Dean Folkers
Nebraska Department of Education
Vice Chair: Marilyn King
Bozeman School District #7 (MT)
Immediate Past Chair: Allen Miedema
Northshore School District (WA)
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
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Editorial Chair: Marilyn King
Bozeman School District #7 (MT)
Editorial Board: Gunes Kaplan
Nevada Department of Education

Linda Jenkins
Arkansas Department of Education

Dawn Gessel
Putnam County Schools (WV)
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
Support: Kristina Dunman
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National Education Statistics Agenda Committee (NESAC)
NESAC is charged with supporting the development of comparable and effective elementary and secondary education data systems.
Chair: Cheryl VanNoy
St. Louis Public Schools (MO)
Vice Chair: Gunes Kaplan
Nevada Department of Education
Staff: Kris Dunman
QIP

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Policies, Programs and Implementation Committee (PPI)
PPI addresses the policy implications of the Forum’s work on national education data issues.
Chair: Bradley McMillen
Wake County Public School System (NC)
Vice Chair: Linda Jenkins
Arkansas Department of Education
Staff: Tom Szuba
QIP

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Technology Committee (TECH)
TECH considers methods (especially technology–related strategies) for improving data collection and communication within states and between states and the federal government.
TECH Chair: DeDe Conner
Kentucky Department of Education
Vice Chair: Dawn Gessel
Putnam County Schools (WV)
Staff: Beth Young
QIP

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