Hugh B. Price

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Hugh B. Price, "former president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League, will join the Brookings Institution on February 1, 2006 as a senior fellow, Brookings president Strobe Talbott announced today.

"At Brookings, Price will use his experience as an innovator in education programs to focus on various issues involving equal opportunity, nonprofit governance, K-12 education, criminal justice, and civil rights. He will work closely with the Brookings Economic Studies program to further public policy in these subject areas...

"Before joining the League, Price was vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1988 to 1994 where he focused on improving domestic investments in education for at-risk youth and increasing opportunities for people of color. He also served for six years as senior vice president of WNET/Thirteen in New York, the nation's largest public television station. Falling back on his journalist experience as a past board member at the New York Times, he is also the author of two books, Achievement Matters: Getting Your Child The Best Education Possible, and Destination: The American Dream." [1]

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