Michael Johnson, previously a district superintendent, takes over a department coping with fallout from a troubled rollout of standardized testing and big layoffs due to budget cuts.
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May 24, 2016
Maryland has had four superintendents in the last five years as the department has rolled out a new standardized test, new standards, and an unpopular teacher evaluation system.
May 18, 2016
The state's lawmakers have attempted in the past to require the governor to approve state education policy.
March 01, 2016
State Schools Chief Tommy Bice led the Alabama in increasing its graduation rate and instituting a new strategic plan.
February 16, 2016
At least 31 states got new education chiefs last year, according to Achieve, and there were 95 new state school board members in 33 states.
February 04, 2016
Mike Hanley, the state schools chief since 2011, has come under fire for his department's rollout of the state exam.
January 25, 2016
The Beaver State's next education chief, who carries the title of "education innovation officer," will be tasked with boosting the state's 72 percent graduation rate.
January 19, 2016
Though Ohio officials weigh whether to pay the next state superintendent $1 million, some state chiefs make just half what the superintendents of their largest urban districts make.
December 30, 2015
Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas has battled with Gov. Doug Ducey over funding and education department staffing decisions.
December 15, 2015
Morath replaces Michael Williams to lead the agency which oversees 1,200 school districts and charter schools.