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January 22, 2015

Condoleezza Rice Tapped to Lead K-12 Advocacy Group Founded by Jeb Bush

Rice has close ties to Bush's family, having served as secretary of state under Jeb Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, from 2005 to 2009.

January 21, 2015

Bill to End A-F Accountability Before It Begins Advances in Virginia

The A-F system was a highlight of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's K-12 policy changes, but it was delayed last year, and it could soon be on its way out.

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.

August 05, 2013

Recriminations Continue for Tony Bennett, A-F School Accountability

The fallout from the resignation of Tony Bennett from Florida's top K-12 job continues in Indiana and elsewhere.

July 16, 2013

Florida Relaxes A-F School Accountability for Common-Core Transition

The Florida State Board approved a relaxation of the state's A-F accountability system at the behest of state K-12 chief Tony Bennett.

March 14, 2013

Broad Foundation Invests in Blended Learning Initiatives

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has described $20 million worth of blended learning projects it has supported over the past year.

March 11, 2013

Political Potshots Keep New Mexico K-12 Chief's Fate Up in the Air

New Mexico K-12 chief Hanna Skandera may go another year without being officially confirmed by the state legislature.

October 09, 2012

More Student Data Would Inform Teaching, Report Says

A new report suggests schools create data backpacks and learner profiles—sets of digital information that will follow students from year to year to better inform teachers of their learning needs.

November 30, 2010

Five Ed Chiefs Undertake 'Aggressive' Reforms in New Group

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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