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Managing an Identity Crisis: Forum Guide to Implementing New Federal Race and Ethnicity Categories
NFES 2008-802
October 2008


The Race and Ethnicity Data Implementation Task Force of the National Forum on Education Statistics thanks the members of the Forum who contributed suggestions and resource materials that are the foundation of this publication. The following individuals and organizations also contributed case studies of their respective school districts or state education agencies:

Ted Carter
Kansas State Department of Education Information Technology

Kathy Gosa
Kansas State Department of Education

Helene Bettencourt
Massachusetts Department of Education

Thomas Stella
Everett Public Schools, Everett, Massachusetts

North Dakota
Tracy Korsmo
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Doris Tonneson
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Stacey Murdock
Vermont Department of Education

In addition, Deborah Ingram of Centers for Disease Control/Coordinating Center for Health Information Service/National Center for Health Statistics provided valuable insight and assistance in the Bridging Study in appendix C.