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February 04, 2015

Ed. Commissioner Gist Set to Leave R.I. to Lead Tulsa Schools

Deborah Gist has been Rhode Island's chief state school officer since 2009, and has overseen several significant changes to K-12 policy during her tenure.

August 26, 2013

Third Education Secretary in Four Months Takes Over in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's acting Secretary of Education William Harner was forced out by GOP Gov. Tom Corbett on Aug. 26, replaced with a former teachers' union official.

July 15, 2013

'Hybrid Districts'? Michigan's K-12 Boss Pushes His Vision

Michigan's state superintendent wants new "hybrid districts" as a step towards larger countywide school systems.

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.

January 31, 2013

Virtual Education Would Face Tougher Standards Under Tennessee Plan

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is putting forward legislation to impose new academic standards and growth restrictions on virtual schools.

November 28, 2012

Ten Prominent Universities Band Together to Expand Virtual Education

Unlike massive open online courses, these virtual college courses plan to feature smaller groups of students and transferable college credit.

October 24, 2012

Recommendations Issued for Accurate Online Learning Metrics

iNACOL issued recommendations for evaluating students' progress toward their academic goals in virtual learning programs at its conference Tuesday.

October 22, 2012

Minnesota Coursera Ban Enacted, Then Rescinded

For about a day last week, residents there who wanted to take part in massively open online courses, or MOOCs, were told that it was illegal.

September 12, 2011

Landmark Online-Class Mandate On the Move in Idaho

Idaho's state board of education has tentatively approved a measure to require students to take two online courses before graduating, though it still faces major hurdles.


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