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Kennedy is APS Centennial Director

Franmarie Kennedy was appointed APS Centennial Director in October. She is charged with planning and organizing the upcoming APS Centennial meeting in 1999. Kennedy received her PhD in educational administration from American University. In 1996 she founded the Prospect Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing and distributing educational programs for television. In addition, Kennedy offers advice to corporations and foundations on how to make their charitable contributions more strategic and focused. Before founding the Prospect Foundation, she established her own consulting firm and worked with the Clarendon Foundation to produce a documentary titled, "George Bush: The Making of a Leader," which aired in November on the A&E History Channel.

From 1991 to January 1993, Kennedy served as director of the National Institute for Literacy. Prior to this appointment she was a special advisor to the Secretary of Education on the GOALS 2000 educational reforms. She also served as President Reagan's Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy, directing the first White House Conference on Educational Choice and coordinating the White House Conference on Global Change in 1990. In the late 1980s, she held several positions in the Department of Education, including Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary and the Under-Secretary.

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin