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Kathleen Sebelius

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius Appointed to Governing Board


(February 08, 2008) Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has been appointed as a member of the National Assessment Governing Board by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

Gov. Sebelius is the newest member of the bipartisan and independent Governing Board, a 26-member panel that sets policy for NAEP, otherwise known as The Nation's Report Card.

Sebelius, Democratic governor of Kansas since 2003, has made improving public education a priority of her administration. Secretary Spellings stated that the governor brings "a hearty zest for educational excellence" to the Governing Board.

Gov. Sebelius served as a state representative for eight years and as the elected insurance commissioner of Kansas for eight years before becoming governor.

Click here for the Department of Education media release and more information.