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September 4, 1998 

Nominees for teaching panel sought

The state Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching wants nominees for this board-and The Council is encouraging men and women in business to consider joining it.The board will advise the state Board of Regents and the commissioner of education on issues related to the quality of teaching and teacher education. "Business leaders on this board can positively influence how schools approach teaching and learning by advocating the use of specific, measurable, and demanding learning goals," said Margarita Mayo, The Council's education expert."Students who meet tough standards today will be better workers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders tomorrow." Interested persons can send completed forms to The Council to be considered for nomination by The Council or send self-nominations to Charles Mackey Jr. at the address on the form.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 18; later nominations may be considered.