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June 28, 2011

Idaho Schools Superintendent Won't Face Recall

An effort to recall Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna failed to get the necessary signatures to have the item placed on the ballot.

June 21, 2011

Virginia's Gerard Robinson Chosen as Florida's Schools Chief

Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson has been named as Florida's new commissioner of education. He replaces Eric J. Smith.

June 20, 2011

Rapid Turnover of State Schools Chiefs Across the Country

Eighteen new state superintendents of education have taken over since the beginning of 2011, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers. The churn comes as states push for major policy changes and face major economic difficulties.

June 15, 2011

What's Next for Wisconsin Districts, Following Court Decision?

Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld a new law law that restricts collective bargaining for teachers and many other public employees s districts brace for budget and labor challenges..

June 10, 2011

Alabama State Schools Chief to Resign

Joe Morton, Alabama's state schools chief since 2004, announces that he will resign. Morton pushed for several statewide initiatives, including those aimed improving statewide graduation rates and students' reading skills.

June 08, 2011

Plenty of Candidates for Florida Education Post

Applicants to become Florida's next education commissioner include Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson and former New Jersey education commission Bret Schundler.

May 16, 2011

John King Named Education Commissioner in New York

John King, a 36-year-old Brooklyn native, has been named New York's next education commisioner. He will be the first African-American and Puerto Rican to hold the job.

May 11, 2011

Paul Pastorek Resigns as School Superintendent in Louisiana

Paul Pastorek, the Louisiana state schools chief who won praise for setting new and more demanding academic standards in his state, has resigned from that post. He will go to work for an aerospace and defense contractor.

May 10, 2011

Pastorek Expected to Resign as Louisiana Schools Chief

Paul Pastorek, who as served as Louisiana's state superintendent of schools since 2007, is expected to resign, sources tell the Associated Press. Test scores have improved under Pastorek though he has occasionally angered state lawmakers.

April 18, 2011

Power Struggles Over Education in the States

Governors in several states are pursuing proposals that would give them more power over school issues, in some cases by removing it from state boards or consolidating agencies.

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