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Distributed October 2, 1995
Contact: Tracie Sweeney

Annenberg Institute for School Reform names Board of Overseers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Board of Overseers for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform will hold its first meeting Friday, Oct. 6, in New York City to review the Institute's initial activities and plans for future initiatives.

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform, a not-for-profit corporation within Brown University, is led by Professor Theodore R. Sizer as director and a Board of Overseers appointed by the Corporation of Brown University. The Board of Overseers is charged with advising the president and the Corporation as to the policies, directions and programs of the Institute. The appointment of a diverse group of committed, accomplished and knowledgeable individuals to the Board of Overseers has been a priority of Brown and the Institute.

The board, made up of distinguished educators, business and community leaders who have outstanding records in the various facets of school reform, will meet semi-annually. Its members are:

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform, based at Brown University, seeks to nurture, promote and sustain a comprehensive, nationwide school reform movement. It bears the name of its principal benefactor, Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg.

The Institute was created in October 1993 as a semi-autonomous, permanent unit at Brown University with initial funding from a $5-million anonymous grant. Long-term support is derived from a $50-million gift from the Annenberg Foundation. All of the Institute's funding is spent on programs directly under its sponsorship or on joint projects with collaborating organizations; the Institute does not make individual grants to outside organizations or programs.

For information, contact Ken White (401/863-1375) or Tracie Sweeney (401/863-2476).