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November 07, 2018

Wisconsin Chief Tony Evers Upsets Incumbent Scott Walker in Governor's Race

The contest had been close from the start, with Evers campaigning on a promise to restore respect for the state's teachers and financially bail out its school system.

April 03, 2018

Vermont State Chief Resigns Amid Ambitious District Consolidation Effort

State Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe has been officiating over the state's politically thorny district consolidation process, and many are asking for it to be placed on hold until the state board replaces her.

March 16, 2018

Michigan State Superintendent Takes Sick Leave After Cancer Diagnosis

Brian Whiston since 2015 has led the state's education department while it put together its plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act and took control of the state's school takeover district.

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.

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