Easton Announced as Director for the Institute of Education Sciences

In April, APA sent a slate of nominations to the Department of Education, to fill 9 vacant slots, and encouraging the selection of individuals posessing an understanding of behavioral and social sciences, and an expertise in the psychological science. In response, John Easton, Executive Director of The Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) in Chicago was chosen to be the new Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Earlier this month, the White House announced its intention to nominate John Easton, Executive Director of The Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) in Chicago as the new Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Holding a PhD in Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis from the University of Chicago, Easton has previously worked with fellow Chicagoan and new Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Additional leadership is needed on the National Board for Education Sciences, where nine of the fifteen slots remain vacant. In April, APA sent a slate of nominations to the Department of Education, encouraging the selection of “individuals with expertise in psychological science…and an understanding of the contributions of the broader behavioral and social sciences to advise the agency.”