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January 08, 2011

Jerry Brown Appoints Board, Cuts Ed Secretary Post

New California Gov. Jerry Brown is out of gate quickly on school issues, doing away with the state's secretary of education position and making appointments to the state's board of ed—which have drawn criticism.

January 06, 2011

Race to the Top, the Broadway Version

Newly elected Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes the creation of a pair of $250 million competitions to reward districts for academic performance and finding cost savings,

January 05, 2011

Republican Majorities Go to Work in State Capitols

A wave of newly elected Republican governors and lawmakers are going to work in state capitols across the country. They're seeking changes to teacher job protections, more school choice, and spending cuts.

January 04, 2011

Hickenlooper to Lead Education Policy Group

Denver Mayor and Colorado governor-in-waiting John Hickenlooper has been named the next chair of the Education Commission of the States.

January 04, 2011

Jeb Bush Talks Up Florida's Education Model, and Plays Down a White House Bid

Jeb Bush talks about his often controversial approach to improving Florida's schools, and his future, which he says includes no immediate plans for a White House bid.

December 30, 2010

Farewell to 2010, the Year of Race to the Top

A federal dash for cash, Race to the Top, dominated much of the education news at the state level in 2010. Eleven states, plus D.C., walked away with federal awards.

December 29, 2010

Who Needs an Education Secretary? Maybe Not California

California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown may not appoint an education secretary, reasoning that the state's board of education and schools superintendent is enough.

December 29, 2010

Former Aide to Jeb Bush Named to New Mexico Schools Post

Hanna Skandera, who served as an aide to former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, as well as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been picked as New Mexico's next education secretary, according to a report.

December 28, 2010

Rick Scott's Plan for Florida: Choice, Charters, Early College and More

The governor-elect's transition plan calls for an major expansion of vouchers, as well as charter schools and virtual education, and ending tenure for new teacher hires.

December 20, 2010

Christie Makes it Official, Selects Cerf as New Jersey's Ed Commissioner

Christopher Cerf is named New Jersey's education commissioner, pending legislative confirmation, by Gov. Chris Christie.

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