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:
Vice Chair: DeDe Conner
Kentucky Department of Education
Immediate Past Chair: Georgia Hughes-Webb
West Virginia Department of Education
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
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Editorial Chair: DeDe Conner
Kentucky Department of Education
Editorial Board: Will Goodman
Boise School District (ID)

Peggy Jones
Pasco County Schools (FL)

Scott Gausland
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
Support: Elizabeth Lieutenant
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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: Adrian L. Peoples
Delaware Department of Education
Vice Chair: Will Goodman
Boise School District (ID)
Staff: Elizabeth Lieutenant
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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: Jon Wiens
Oregon Department of Education
Vice Chair: Peggy Jones
Pasco County Schools (FL)
Staff: Bridget Thomas
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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.
Chair: Andrew Swickheimer
Noblesville Schools (IN)
Vice Chair: Scott Gausland
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Staff: Beth Young
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Communications Subcommittee
The Communications Subcommittee identifies and develops methods for advancing Forum communications.
Subcommittee Chair: Marilyn King
Bozeman School District #7 (MT)
Staff: Elizabeth Lieutenant
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