Deborah Delisle resigns as Ohio's superintendent of public instruction, saying she was pressured to do so by Gov. John Kasich's office.
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March 15, 2011
February 14, 2011
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, like his neighbor, Gov. Chris Gregoire of Washington, believes his state's education programs are too fragmented. He wants more of them brought together under his authority.
February 04, 2011
Michael L. Williams, a former U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights official, is running to replace U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
January 21, 2011
Teachers' unions are on the defensive in many state legislative sessions this year. A pair of union officials, John Stocks and Mary Bell, gave me their thoughts.
January 12, 2011
Personnel costs—salaries and benefits—make up a huge portion of school budgets, and they're difficult to cut. At the state level, elected officials are determined to bring down the costs of pensions, in particular.
January 11, 2011
Bill Honig had been appointed to the California state board of education by new Gov. Jerry Brown, despite a past criminal conviction. Honig withdrew his name on Monday, and was replaced by Ilene Straus, an assistant school superintendent.
December 02, 2010
Republican Rick Scott, Florida's governor-elected, names former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee to his education transition team.
November 19, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been named the head of the Republican Governors Association, the AP reports. Perry has had several run-ins with the Obama adminstration over federal education funding.
November 17, 2010
Chris Gregoire is the next chair of the National Governors Association, a visible policy organization in Washington. She replaces Joe Manchin, who's on his way to the U.S. Senate.
November 12, 2010
Nevada Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval appears to be considering asking school district to turn over construction money to the cash-strapped state.