Education Commission of the States President Roger Sampson announced that he will retire from the organization by the end of the year.
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September 10, 2012
September 06, 2012
North Carolina's June Atkinson appreciated convention remarks about education by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt.
July 25, 2012
New data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that while people age 15-29 make up 21 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 39 percent of all new HIV infections, but some states are moving away from comprehensive sex education classes.
July 12, 2012
Information from the U.S. Department of Education and the Census Bureau shows that post-secondary completion rates among 25-34 year olds increased slightly from 2009 to 2010 up to 39.3 percent, with the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and North Dakota leading the way.
July 10, 2012
Governors from Delaware and Nevada discussed America's "competitive edge" and the best way to improve students' transition and performance in a global marketplace on the second day of the National Forum on Education Policy hosted by the Education Commission of the States in Atlanta.
July 06, 2012
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the state needs to make sure that the state is not over-testing students, and said the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test will likely change significantly.
June 27, 2012
Arizona's secretary of state rejected a ballot initiative this week that would extend a sales tax increase and earmark much of the money for education, but a group supporting the tax hike said it would challenge that decision in court.
June 20, 2012
New York lawmakers are studying a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that would allow parents to see performance ratings of their children's teachers, but would otherwise prevent the public from seeing names attached to school employees' performance ratings.
June 15, 2012
Ohio lawmakers appear to have struck a deal on a package of education legislation pushed by Republican Gov. John Kasich that includes a deal on a school grading system crucial to the state's No Child Left Behind Act waiver granted by the U.S. Department of Education in May.
June 13, 2012
A spokesman for the New Mexico education department said he mistakenly used his personal email account to send information about teachers not covered by collective bargaining contracts to an official with GOP Gov. Susana Martinez's political campaign, but state Democrats are alleging dirty tricks.