The Consortium for Chicago School Research just named a new Executive Director to replace John Easton who left to become director of the Institute for Education Sciences. CCSR made a wise choice in selecting Paul Goren, until now a senior VP at the Spencer Foundation.
I've done a lot of work with CCSR over the last few years, and been enormously impressed with their staff. I've also had the chance to interact with Paul, and believe he'll fit right in. He's firmly committed to improving urban education, and is willing to ask the hard, insightful questions required to make that happen.