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December 17, 2014

Staying Close to Home, Missouri Picks Deputy Commissioner as New K-12 Chief

The Missouri State Board of Education has selected Margaret Vandeven to be its next state education chief, replacing Chris Nicastro.

December 10, 2014

How California's Changes to Public School Spending Fit in a Broad Context

How does the philosophy behind California's new K-12 funding system differ from many state education policy initiatives and debates?

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 11, 2014

Seeking Big K-12 Plans From Governors for 2015? Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Delivers

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has presented a wide-ranging package of education initiatives that include a focus on early education, reading, and English-language learners.

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

Tom Torlakson Declares Victory in Calif. Chief's Election

Tom Torlakson, the incumbent, has claimed a win over challenger Marshall Tuck in the state superintendent's race in California.

November 03, 2014

For New Common-Core Test, Ariz. Picks American Institutes for Research

The new test will be called the AzMERIT exam, and will replace the state's Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tests

October 31, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Colorado Gubernatorial Race

After enacting changes to literacy instruction and fiscal transparency, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, is seeking re-election against former congressman Bob Beauprez, the Republican nominee.

October 23, 2014

Despite History, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Says: 'I Have Nothing to Do With Common Core'

Although he's previously stressed the importance of the common core, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an Oct. 22 debate: "I have nothing to do with common core."

September 17, 2014

No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top Targeted by Ga. Superintendent Hopefuls

Federal education law, and competitive-grant initiatives from Washington, are catching quite a bit of heat from the two candidates seeking to be Georgia's next schools chief.

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