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Thu October 8, 2009
Senate Confirms Former Kansas Education Commissioner
Kansas City, MO –
The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Kansas education commissioner Alexa Posny's appointment to a federal education post.
President Barack Obama nominated Posny as assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services in July. She worked for the U.S. Department of Education from 2006-07 as director of special education before becoming Kansas education commissioner.
When announcing Posny's nomination, the White House noted her experience as both an administrator and a teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels.