After a failed presidential bid, the former Republican Florida governor returns to the foundation, which advocates for high-stakes testing and school choice.
Maryland has had four superintendents in the last five years as the department has rolled out a new standardized test, new standards, and an unpopular teacher evaluation system.
A ballot measure that passed last week will let districts tap into a state land trust for an extra $2.1 billion over the next decade.
Richard Crandall, who took over as Colorado's education commissioner in January, said he has realized that the education demands of the job will require more time than he can dedicate.
The state's lawmakers have attempted in the past to require the governor to approve state education policy.
Tennessee officials fired Measurement Inc. after a series of technical glitches and the slow delivery of paper tests.
The state's highest court rejected arguments by more than half of the state's school districts that the Texas school funding formula fails to meet constitutional standards.
The state's board of education has fought with the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas over who staff members in the department report to.
Paolo DeMaria has worked at the education department and served as an adviser to the state senate and to former Republican Governors George Voinovich and Bob Taft.
Top Democratic leaders sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education Wednesday urging them to help states gather an appropriately diverse level of feedback.