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November 22, 2011

State School Boards Group Names New Director

Jim Kohlmoos, the current president of the Knowledge Alliance, in Washington, has been named the next executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education.

October 19, 2011

Raise Teacher Ed. Standards, State School Boards Group Says

States need to demand that teacher colleges set tougher admissions criteria and give teachers hands-on classroom experience before they enter the profession, the National Association of State Boards of Education says.

September 29, 2011

Iowa Schools Chief Defends Trip Paid by Pearson Foundation

Jason Glass, director of education for the state of Iowa, faces an ethics complaint over a trip to Brazil that he and other state schools chiefs took, paid for by the foundation of Pearson, the publisher.

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.

September 07, 2011

Connecticut Taps Charter School Founder as Schools Chief

Stefan Pryor, a Newark, N.J., city official with a background in charter schools, is set to be named Connecticut's next commissioner of education, according to reporters.

July 01, 2011

New Governors Squeezing State Ed. Boards' Authority

At least 14 states have made efforts to weaken or significantly alter the power of state boards of education, by one count. In some of those states, those efforts are being led by new governors who want to put their stamp on school policy.

April 26, 2011

A 'Superboard' to Oversee Education Spending?

Gov. John Kitzhaber has proposed the creation of a board that would oversee K-12 spending in the state, which has argues would create more coherent policy from early childhood education through college.

April 20, 2011

Oklahoma's Strange Schools Standoff

A standoff between Oklahoma's state schools chief and the board of education has resulted in two top aides in the department being paid through a nonprofit foundation.

April 18, 2011

Power Struggles Over Education in the States

Governors in several states are pursuing proposals that would give them more power over school issues, in some cases by removing it from state boards or consolidating agencies.

March 15, 2011

Ohio State Schools Chief Says She Was Pressured to Resign

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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