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May 29, 2012

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Burke Named Skillman Fellow in Education

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2012--Lindsey M. Burke, the lead analyst of education policy at The Heritage Foundation, has been named the prominent think tank's Will Skillman Fellow in Education.

Burke expects to continue focusing her research and writing on two critical areas: reducing the federal role in education and empowering families with school choice.

"Lindsey's new title reflects her rigorous work on federal and state education issues, as well as the purposeful commitment of one of our longtime supporters," Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner said in announcing the fellowship endowed by Skillman, an insurance executive from Naples, Fla.

"This is an important investment in Heritage's education policy work at a critical time, as we seek to resist further centralization through national standards and restore federalism in education," Heritage Domestic Policy Director Jennifer A. Marshall said.

Burke, who leads Heritage's Education Initiative and speaks widely on education reform, has appeared on Fox News Channel and CNN as well as numerous national or regional radio and television programs.

Her work and commentary have been cited or appeared in national magazines such as The Atlantic, Time and Newsweek; newspapers such as The Boston Herald, The Star-Ledger, The Washington Examiner and The Washington Times; and digital venues such as the Daily Caller and National Review Online.

Burke, who joined Heritage in 2008, holds a master of teaching degree in foreign language education from the University of Virginia. She received a bachelor's degree in politics from Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. She and her husband currently reside in Alexandria, Va.

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