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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, left, and Rudy Crew, former head of schools in New York City and the governor's choice for the Oregon's first Chief Education Officer, chat with pre-schooler Alex Alonso, 6, at Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, May 30, 2012. The Chief Education Officer position was created by legislation passed in 2011, and is responsible for the transformation of Oregon’s public education system, from early childhood services through K-12 and post-secondary education and training. The Oregon Education Investment Board will vote on hiring the Chief Education Officer at the Board’s Thursday meeting.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)