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Pence names choice proponent to be education aide

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says an education veteran “dedicated to bringing choice and opportunity to Indiana families” will be responsible for implementing his policies for K-12 and higher education.

Pence appointed Claire Fiddian-Green as his special assistant for education innovation and reform effective July 15.

Fiddian-Green currently is the executive director of the Indiana Charter School Board, a statewide charter school authorizing agency created during the 2011 legislative session. She previously worked with an education nonprofit, serving as president of The Mind Trust based in Indianapolis.