currently serves on the President’s Task Force on Teacher Education (American Council of Education). She co-chairs the Third International Assessment in Mathematics and Science 8th grade repeat study (TIMSS-R) Tech-nical Review Panel. She also serves on the Education Advisory Council of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Task Force on Leadership for the Academic Affairs Resource Center of American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Arthur Eisenkraft is the past President of the National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, Virginia. He is also the science coordinator (6-12) and physics teacher in the Bedford Public Schools in Bedford, New York. He has taught high school physics in a variety of schools for 24 years. He is project director of Active Physics and has published more than 100 papers related to physics and physics education. He holds a U.S. patent for a laser vision testing system. Dr. Eisenkraft is a former member of the National Research Council’s (NRC) Advisory Panel to the Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education (CSMEE). He served on the NRC Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice and the NRC Working Group on Science Content Standards. He received his PhD in science education from New York University, and he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 1986.

Danine Ezell is a science teacher and department chair at the new charter school, Preuss School, chartered under the San Diego City Schools and associated with the University of California at San Diego. The Preuss School is designed to serve students from low-income and noncollege educated families and to prepare them for competitive 4-year colleges. Dr. Ezell previously worked as a resource teacher in the Mathematics and Science Office of San Diego City Schools and was the magnet school coordinator and teacher at Bell Junior High, a computer, mathematics, science magnet school in San Diego. Dr. Ezell is a former member of the NRC’s Advisory Panel to CSMEE. She served on the NRC Working Group on Science Content Standards and worked for many years with Project 2061. She co-chaired her school district’s efforts to develop science standards. She received a PhD in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley, and some years later obtained a teaching credential and began teaching at the secondary level in 1985.

Emily Feistritzer is the president of the Center for Education Information. She has conducted several national and state studies of alternative certification programs. She is currently conducting a study on the effectiveness of such programs. She has a PhD in curriculum and instruction

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