Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 2, Page 21 Winter 1993 Director of education center named Paul G. LeMahieu, formerly director of research, evaluation and test development for the Pittsburgh public schools, is director of the new Delaware Educational Research and Development Center. Housed in the College of Education, the center is a joint project of the University and the Delaware Department of Public Instruction. Funding for the non-partisan, independent center-at about $6 million over five years- comes from a combination of University, state and private sources. LeMahieu, who holds a master's degree in educational development and evaluation from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a doctorate in research methodology from the University of Pittsburgh, was responsible for all research activities and the design of evaluation projects for the major urban school district for 10 years. Initially, the Delaware center will seek to develop standards for student achievement, teacher assessment, professional development and curriculum design. Over time, the center is expected to develop an authoritative data base on Delaware education from kindergarten through 12th grade.