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August 17, 2017

Divided Board Hands Glowing Review to Controversial State Chief

Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is split between members appointed by former Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and current Democratic Gov. John Bel White.

July 21, 2017

Which States Face Enrollment Boom or Bust?

Public schools in the District of Columbia and North Dakota poised to get more students, while student populations in New Hampshire and Connecticut are predicted to shrink over the next decade.

February 02, 2017

New Hampshire Delays Vote on Controversial State Education Chief

New Hampshire's education commissioner nominee Frank Edelblut, a businessman, Republican and school choice proponent, has been criticized throughout the state for his lack of education experience.

December 09, 2016

Alabama Officials Admit Graduation Rates Inaccurate

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of the Inspector General launched an investigation after the state reported that it had the nation's third highest graduation rate.

November 08, 2016

Glenda Ritz Loses Indiana Superintendent Race

The first-term Democratic state schools chief had shocked the conservative state in 2012 by beating out Republican Tony Bennett, a school choice and accountability darling.

October 31, 2016

North Dakota Candidate for State Chief Pledges to Scrap Education Department

North Dakota superintendent candidate Joe Chiang signed a pledge to "fight against federally mandated curriculum, standardized tests and all illegal and unconstitutional mandates from the federal Department of Education."

September 02, 2016

New Jersey Education Commissioner Resigns

With David Hespe's resignation, announced Friday, New Jersey has had five education commissioners in the last seven years.

August 29, 2016

Alabama Teachers Protest State Superintendent Appointment

Teachers in the state have complained that Michael Sentance, who worked for the U.S. Department of Education for several years, lacks classroom experience.

August 12, 2016

Alabama Names Education Consultant to Serve as State Superintendent

Michael Sentance, a strong backer of high academic standards, replaces Tommy Bice, who led the state through a contentious battle over charter schools and standards.

July 26, 2016

VP Pick's Wife Is Virginia's Education Secretary; What's That, You Ask?

As the secretary of education in Virginia, Anne Holton, advises the state's governor on education policy but does not oversee the state's education department.

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