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January 05, 2015

R.I. Chief Deborah Gist's Fate Uncertain as Contract-Renewal Deadline Passes

The Rhode Island education commissioner has previously stated she'd like to stay on under the new Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo, but Gist's current contract expires in June.

January 02, 2015

Jeb Bush Steps Away From His K-12 Advocacy Group With 2016 Run Looming

The former Florida governor is stepping away from the group he founded in 2008 that has grown to be one of the most influential K-12 advocacy groups in the country.

December 23, 2014

Florida to Review K-12 Testing Amid Growing Political Anxiety

Pam Stewart's announcement came two weeks after a powerful Florida lawmaker expressed a desire to review testing's role in public schools.

December 17, 2014

Dean of Tennessee Teacher-Prep Program Picked as New State K-12 Chief

One of Candice McQueen's signature initiatives has been to rigorously train students in Lipscomb's college of education in the Common Core State Standards.

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 12, 2014

Plan to Let Districts Opt Out of Common Core Floated by Wis. Lawmakers

The idea of the common core as a local option for districts isn't new.

December 11, 2014

Reactions to John King's Departure From New York Reveal Sharp Divide

Now that New York State Education Commissioner John King is leaving his post to join the U.S. Department of Education, disparate opinions of his work are on full display.

December 10, 2014

Push to Reduce Test Scores' Weight in Evaluations Announced by Tenn. Governor

Gov. Bill Haslam's push to significantly alter teacher evaluations follows the governor's announcement in October that he wants a public review of the Common Core State Standards in Tennessee.

December 08, 2014

Is the Era of the 'Strong Chief' in Education Fading Away?

Will high-profile battles about standards, testing, choice, and accountability over the last few years lead to fatigue among governors, state chiefs, and others?

December 02, 2014

AP: Probe of Former Ind. Chief Bennett Found 'Ample Evidence' of Wire Fraud

The Associated Press cites a 95-page report that investigators said were over 100 instances of fraud by former Indiana K-12 chief Bennett or one of his staffers.

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