James H. Shelton III

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James H. Shelton III
United States Deputy Secretary of Education (acting)
Incumbent
Assumed office
July, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byAnthony W. Miller
Personal details
BornJames H. Shelton III
Alma materStanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
Website[1]
 
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James H. Shelton III
United States Deputy Secretary of Education (acting)
Incumbent
Assumed office
July, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byAnthony W. Miller
Personal details
BornJames H. Shelton III
Alma materStanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
Website[1]

James "Jim" Shelton is the acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to assuming this office Shelton served as the assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement, managing a portfolio that included most of the Department's competitive teacher quality, school choice and learning technology programs. Before his appointment to the Department of Education he served as a program director for the education division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, managing the foundation's national programs and work in the northeast region of the United States. Shelton has also been a partner and the East Coast lead for NewSchools Venture Fund and co-founded of LearnNow, a school management company that later was acquired by Edison Schools.

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