New Jersey's governor has tapped Christopher Cerf, a former New York City schools officials and supporter of charter schools, chers' unions, media outlets are reporting.
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December 20, 2010
December 08, 2010
The New Jersey Education Association, which has feuded with Gov. Chris Christie, unveils a series of proposed changes to the teaching profession, including altering the process for removing tenured teachers.
December 07, 2010
A study finds that Florida public schools that face a greater threat of losing student to private schools improve their test scores by more than schools that don't face that competition. The effect was stronger in elementary and middle than in high school.
December 02, 2010
Republican Rick Scott, Florida's governor-elected, names former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee to his education transition team.
November 19, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been named the head of the Republican Governors Association, the AP reports. Perry has had several run-ins with the Obama adminstration over federal education funding.
November 17, 2010
Chris Gregoire is the next chair of the National Governors Association, a visible policy organization in Washington. She replaces Joe Manchin, who's on his way to the U.S. Senate.
November 15, 2010
A number of Ohio school districts have dropped out of the state's Race to the Top plan, citing concerns about cost.
November 15, 2010
Rick Perry, who refused to have his state apply for Race to the Top, is a contender to become the next chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
November 12, 2010
Nevada Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval appears to be considering asking school district to turn over construction money to the cash-strapped state.
November 11, 2010
Clear majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents favor changing teacher tenure. They're less enthused about merit pay for teachers, based on test scores.