Departing Education Dept. Official to Teach at NYU

Martha J. Kanter, who is stepping down this month as the Obama administration's top higher-education official, will become a distinguished visiting professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, according to a news release from the university.

Ms. Kanter, who was the first community-college leader to be appointed as U.S. under secretary of education,