The education leaders of five states form a new group that will put a premium on "more aggressive" policies such as performance-based evaluation for teachers and principals.
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November 30, 2010
November 19, 2010
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates tells state education chiefs that during a dismal financial period, they should avoid quick-fix cuts like furloughs, which hurt students.
November 01, 2010
State EdWatch will be examining the results of governors' and state superintendents' races. Check Politics K-12 for the latest federal updates.
October 25, 2010
California's state superintendents' race pits Larry Aceves against Tom Torlakson.
October 21, 2010
Seven state superintendents' races will be decided Nov. 2. And in several other states, the winners of the governors' contests will pick the schools chief.
October 20, 2010
Gov. Chris Christie, of New Jersey, has courted Michelle Rhee to become his state schools chief, according to a report.
October 20, 2010
Many states have been forced to cut programs and services for K-12 schools, and are raising or considering increasing class sizes, a new National Governors Association Report says.
October 18, 2010
California's state superintendent of schools, Jack O'Connell responded angrily to Gov. Arnold Schwazenegger's veto of funding for the state's longitudinal data system.
October 11, 2010
Kerri Briggs, former state superintendent of education in Washington, D.C., has moved on to the George W. Bush Institute.
October 07, 2010
A new paper examined how Race to the Top is being implemented in Delaware and Tennessee. State officials are working hard to explain the plans in local communities.