BOARD MEMBERS AND RESUMES:
Highlights about Leila Levi's Education Leadership, July 2003
" Leila Levi was identified on CNN during her televised interview in June of 2002, as an Education Crusader for her legislative work and writing of new bills and education code to solve educational access issues. (Leila Levi: Education Crusader)
" She has been called a Political and Policy Entrepreneur by the California State Legislature as well as members from across the United States from the gifted community.
" Leila has been interviewed and discussions and arguments regarding her work have been debated, by Superintendents from states such as New York, by every major news station.
" There have been dozens of newspaper and journal articles written across the United States regarding her leadership and advocacy.
" She wrote the highly Gifted section of the new federal gifted bill, HR 637, that became the new Javits Act which is now part of the Federal Education Act in 2001.
" She has rewritten 19 sections of the education code in California. One was signed by Governor Davis in 2000.
" She has filed multiple class action lawsuits with the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, to clarify policy when there was ambiguity in the code, to help establish leadership when there was a need within the California education community.
" She has begun the first early enrollee program for 5 to 16-year olds working at college level in the world.