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December 08, 2014

Is the Era of the 'Strong Chief' in Education Fading Away?

Will high-profile battles about standards, testing, choice, and accountability over the last few years lead to fatigue among governors, state chiefs, and others?

December 02, 2014

AP: Probe of Former Ind. Chief Bennett Found 'Ample Evidence' of Wire Fraud

The Associated Press cites a 95-page report that investigators said were over 100 instances of fraud by former Indiana K-12 chief Bennett or one of his staffers.

December 01, 2014

With Governor's Race on Horizon, Sen. Vitter Changes Stance on Common Core

Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.

November 26, 2014

Arizona Teacher Announces Effort to Recall State Chief-Elect Douglas

In order for an official recall election to take place, supporters have to get at least 364,000 signatures, or 25 percent of all ballots cast in the general election.

November 18, 2014

Push to Eliminate Election of Indiana Superintendent Possible in 2015

Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar told the Associated Press that the group wants the governor or the state board to pick the state superintendent in 2016.

November 14, 2014

What's the Turnover for State Education Chiefs in Recent Years?

The impending departure of Kevin Huffman as Tennessee's education commissioner highlights turnovers among state K-12 chiefs in recent years.

November 13, 2014

School-Finance Roundup: Big Updates From Colo., Kan., Mass., and S.C.

There have been several interesting news developments in the arena of education finance the week of Nov. 10 in Colorado, Kansas, and elsewhere.

November 10, 2014

Programming Note: Live Event on What the Elections Mean for K-12 Policy

Join Education Week staff writers and K-12 experts for a live event on Nov. 12 in Washington to discuss the impact of the 2014 elections on education policy.

November 06, 2014

Ohio Bill to Repeal Common Core Clears Committee, Future Unclear

A bill to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Ohio passed a House committee, but its future in the state legislature is uncertain.

November 05, 2014

Live Election Coverage: State Chiefs' Races

Keep up with the latest results in the 2014 contests for state schools superintendent.

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