The Florida Board of Education named former Indiana superintendent Tony Bennett as the new education commissioner on Dec. 12.
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December 12, 2012
October 01, 2012
The Florida education department extended the application deadline for its education commissioner position to Nov. 30.
August 10, 2012
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
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
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 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
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
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
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, 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.