USPIE Research Committee

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USPIE Research Committee

The USPIE Research Committee did background work to develop the Blueprint to Close the Federal Department of Education found at The committee provides support to state chapters reviews of State ESSA Plans, keep an eye on proposed legislation in US Congress, and watch for problematic state legislation that might help other states prevent bad ideas from spreading. They also 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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