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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: Allen Miedema
Northshore School District (WA)
Vice Chair: Dean Folkers
Nebraska Department of Education
Immediate Past Chair: Ray Martin
Connecticut Department of Education
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
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Editorial Chair: Dean Folkers
Nebraska Department of Education
Editorial Board: Cheryl VanNoy
St. Louis Public Schools (MO)

Bradley McMillen
Wake County Public School System (NC)

DeDe Conner
Kentucky Department of Education
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
Support: Kristina Dunman
Quality Information Partners

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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: Laura Boudreaux
Louisiana Department of Education
Vice Chair: Cheryl VanNoy
St. Louis Public Schools (MO)
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: Charlotte Ellis
Maine State Department of Education
Vice Chair: Bradley McMillen
Wake County Public School System (NC)
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: Ken Hutchins
Brandywine School District (DE)
Vice Chair: DeDe Conner
Kentucky Department of Education
Staff: Beth Young
QIP

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