From guest blogger Kimberly Shannon Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will undergo surgery in September, according to the Associated Press. She is expected to have a full recovery, but will be working a limited schedule until her operation. ...
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August 23, 2012
August 20, 2012
The Pennsylvania secretary of education has appointed the chairman of a state-level partner of a national school choice advocacy group to lead the turnaround of a troubled district.
August 15, 2012
New Jersey's education community is split on the question of Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf ability to implement major policy changes through regulatory authority.
August 08, 2012
Oregon Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew said he is dissatisfied with the goals set in school districts' "achievement compacts" with the state.
August 06, 2012
Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner announced Aug. 4 that he would step down from his position following a report from the state inspector general's office revealing misconduct by Heffner related to outside employment and the use of department resources.
August 03, 2012
A school advocacy group in New Jersey says the state has a below-the-radar plan to take over schools and eliminate union contracts, but officials deny the charges of secrecy.
August 02, 2012
An investigation by the Ohio inspector general's office has revealed misconduct by Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan W. Heffner related to a conflict of interest.
July 31, 2012
Florida Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson informed Gov. Rick Scott (R) that he would resign from his position on Aug. 31, after serving as the state's schools chief for roughly a year.
July 31, 2012
Three states, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Texas, are looking to fill state superintendents' positions, and all three are controlled by Republican politicians.
July 27, 2012
New York Commissioner of Education John King told those at a Center for American Progress event he is concerned with matching strong accountability measures and high levels of teacher and school support.