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National Advisory Committee
National Advisory Committee meeting with university and school officials from the demonstration sites, November 2000. (Clockwise from left: Theodore R. Sizer, Ilene Mack, Ted Estess, Michael Clark, Richard C. Levin, Sabatino Sofia, Robert Schwartz, Linda Kaminski, Charles Warner, Reginald Mayo, Verdell M. Roberts, Barbara Lazarus, Olivia Dixon, Gordon M. Ambach, Rogers M. Smith, Director James R. Vivian, Richard Ekman, and Sam Lasseter.)

A National Advisory Committee, composed of Americans distinguished in the fields of education, private philanthropy, and public policy, assists the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute with the dissemination, evaluation, and development of its programs. New members are invited to serve, from time to time, by the President of Yale University.

As the Teachers Institute has played a leading role in the national movement for university-school partnerships, the National Advisory Committee has assisted in determining how it might make the most effective contribution to institutions and schools in other communities through the Yale National Initiative. The Committee provides a variety of perspectives that aid in examining what each constituency for Teachers Institutes would regard as the best evidence of their effectiveness.


Gordon M. Ambach
Former Executive Director
Council of Chief State School Officers

Leon Botstein
Bard College

Richard Ekman
Council of Independent Colleges

Norman C. Francis
Xavier University of Louisiana

Bonnie B. Himmelman
Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc.
Owen M. Lopez
Executive Director
McCune Charitable Foundation

Robert Schwartz
Lecturer on Education and Director of Administration, Planning and Social Policy Program
Harvard Graduate School of Education

David L. Warren
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Glegg L. Watson
Former Vice President of Public and Urban Affairs
Xerox Corporation

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