Schools chief to serve on transition task force

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TRANSITION TASK FORCE   Christopher A. Koch, Illinois’ state superintendent of education, will serve on a new task force that will identify high-priority issues for the next secretary of education to address in his or her first 100 days under incoming President Barack Obama. The group will hold its initial meeting Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C. Koch is one of seven state schools chief to serve on the group.