- Luisa Montero-Diaz of Montgomery County to the Maryland State Board of Education. She is managing director of the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers.
- Sayed M. Naved of Montgomery County to the state board of education. Naved is president of Banyan Technology Solutions, a small business that provides information technology services to federal clients.
The coalition might be the best-known parent advocacy group in the region. Its members represent several constituencies, including parents of special education and gifted education students and fiscal watchdogs. The group's defining victory came this school year when the school system scaled back the fees charged to families for course materials.
Coalition leaders have drawn attention to the misuse of funds collected from students for activities, the broadcast of a commercial radio service on school buses and, with their "Weast Watch" blog, the travel habits of Weast and his lieutenants.
The Washington Post, June 4, 2009
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