USPIE Research Committee

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USPIE Research Committee

The USPIE Research Committee did the background work to develop the Blueprint to Close the Federal Department of Education which can be found at They provide support to state chapters in their review of State ESSA Plans, keep an eye on proposed legislation in The US Congress, and watch for state legislation that might be problematic to help other states prevent bad ideas from spreading.  They work with the Marketing Committee and Leadership Team to research and draft USPIE Position papers.

Chair- Melanie Kurdys (Michigan): Please contact Melanie at to join the USPIE Research Committee.


Florence Thompson (South Dakota)

Michael Gendre (Massachusetts)

Victoria Bucklin (Maine)

Roy Frady (North Carolina)

Theresa Hubbard (Alabama)





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