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December 12, 2012

Tony Bennett Named New Florida Education Chief

The Florida Board of Education named former Indiana superintendent Tony Bennett as the new education commissioner on Dec. 12.

October 01, 2012

Help Still Wanted? Hopefuls Don't Shine, Fla. Extends Commish Search

The Florida education department extended the application deadline for its education commissioner position to Nov. 30.

August 10, 2012

Kentucky Follows Colorado's Lead in Creating Nonprofit Partner

The Kentucky Board of Education approved the creation of a nonprofit organization to fund education innovation in the state on Aug. 9.

August 08, 2012

Rudy Crew Dissatisfied With Districts' Goals in Oregon

Oregon Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew said he is dissatisfied with the goals set in school districts' "achievement compacts" with the state.

June 08, 2012

Duncan to Vermont: Department Still 'Open for Business' on Waiver

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said his department would welcome Vermont back to the negotiating table after the state dropped its NCLB waiver application; Kentucky's education commissioner Terry Holliday gets a new contract; and a Louisiana teachers' union files two lawsuits challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's new education overhaul.

June 05, 2012

Oregon Update: Castillo Resigns as Superintendent

Oregon superintendent of schools Susan Castillo announced Monday June 4 that she would resign from her position at the end of the month, about a week after the state's governor appointed Rudy Crew as Oregon's new "chief education officer."

May 16, 2012

Florida Writing Tests Set Off Alarms; State Board Sets New Cut Score

Tougher scoring guidelines on Florida's state reading test resulted in a significant drop in the percentage of passing students this year, prompting a change in the "cut score" by the state school board that means schools' grades won't be hurt this year by the lower score.

April 20, 2012

Lowery, Delaware Schools Chief, Takes Top Ed. Job in Maryland

The next state superintendent of schools in Maryland will be Lillian Lowery, now the education secretary in Delaware, the state education department announced Friday.

March 23, 2012

Maryland General Assembly Passes School Funding Reform

A bill is on the way to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) that would significantly reform the state's maintenance of effort law governing school funding.

January 11, 2012

John White Appointed Chief of Louisiana Schools

John White, who was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's top pick to serve as the state's top education official, won appointment from the state board on Wednesday.

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