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Education Chief Quietly Steps Down

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Science  13 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5430, pp. 997
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5430.997a

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Luther Williams, the head of the education and human resources directorate at the National Science Foundation, is stepping down after 9 years on the job. But the circumstances surrounding his departure are as murky as the results of his ambitious efforts to reform the way U.S. children are taught science and mathematics.