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October 08, 2014

Feds Seek More User-Friendly K-12 Environment for States With New Office

The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

June 16, 2014

In Federal-State Relations on Education Policy, Should Locals Get Priority?

A June 13 panel of education officials and analysts agreed that empowering local officials to create their own solutions is often the best approach.

August 21, 2013

Ex-Green Dot Official in L.A. Running for California Superintendent

Marshall Tuck, a former executive with two Los Angeles school groups, including Green Dot Public Schools, has announced his candidacy for California superintendent in 2014.

May 21, 2013

Texas Could Create Special District for School Turnarounds

A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.

April 11, 2013

Fla. May Alter Grad Requirements, Put Algebra 2 On Chopping Block

The Florida Senate has approved major changes to high school graduation requirements that involve career pathways and Algebra II.

February 22, 2013

School Turnarounds, Teacher Training Next 'Mission' for Louisiana

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White laid out a series of K-12 proposals highlighting special education and school turnarounds.

February 21, 2013

School Takeover Authority Gets Nod in Virginia

Virginia is poised to create a system through which the state would take over management of struggling schools.

August 20, 2012

School Choice Group's Chairman Takes Over Pa. Recovery District

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

Two Schools of Thought on a State Commissioner's Authority

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 03, 2012

New Jersey 'Takeover' Plan: Devious or Clear-Cut?

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.

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