John Easton announced today that he will be leaving his position as Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) this Fall to take a position at the Spencer Foundation in Chicago.
As director of IES, Easton oversaw the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, the National Center for Education Research, and the National Center for Special Education Research.
Easton was confirmed by the Senate and has served at Director of IES since May 2009. He was confirmed for a 6 year term. Prior to coming to IES, he was the executive director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago.