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Jerry Lee Named to Educational Policy Group

Jerry Lee Named to Educational Policy Group
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The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment by President Bush of Jerry Lee, president of Philadelphia’s WBEB(FM), to the position of national education adviser.
Lee will serve a four-year term on the National Board for Education Sciences, a 14-member entity set up by Congress in 2002 to review and approve research designed by the Institute of Education Sciences to improve the quality of U.S. education.
“Our country blindly invests hundreds of billions of dollars every year on elementary and secondary education with little data or evidence to tell what programs are actually working,” said Lee in a statement. “If we’re going to improve the standard of education in America, it’s got to start with research.”
Lee is known for various initiatives including his success in FM; he remains one of the only independently owned radio stations in a major market.


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