State board member joins national dropout panel

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Vinni Hall, a member of the Illinois State Board of Education and a former CPS administrator, will serve on a National Association of State Boards of Education panel on the dropout crisis. Hall will be one of 17 members of state boards of education from across the country who will spend one year studying the causes of dropping out and identifying solutions. The group will present its findings in October 2009 at NASBE’s annual conference and distribute its report to policymakers and education groups nationally.

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS  Cynthia J. Miller, principal at Fiske, has had her four-year contract renewed.