Jim Peyser currently works for the NewSchools Venture Fund, and has strong ties to charter schools and past Republican governors in the Bay State.
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December 23, 2014
December 18, 2014
Annual per-student spending would rise to $9,015 in Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed education spending plan for the 2015-17 biennial budget
December 17, 2014
One of Candice McQueen's signature initiatives has been to rigorously train students in Lipscomb's college of education in the Common Core State Standards.
December 17, 2014
It's not clear how much traction any or all of these ideas will get with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder or with the Michigan legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.
December 12, 2014
The idea of the common core as a local option for districts isn't new.
December 10, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam's push to significantly alter teacher evaluations follows the governor's announcement in October that he wants a public review of the Common Core State Standards in Tennessee.
December 08, 2014
Will high-profile battles about standards, testing, choice, and accountability over the last few years lead to fatigue among governors, state chiefs, and others?
November 21, 2014
A county Circuit Court judge ruled that the legislation signed last year by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn changing the pension system violates the state constitution.
November 18, 2014
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 13, 2014
Huffman was appointed state education commissioner in 2011, and has overseen major changes in Tennessee education policy, many of them tied to the common core.