Teachers in the state have complained that Michael Sentance, who worked for the U.S. Department of Education for several years, lacks classroom experience.
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August 29, 2016
August 12, 2016
Michael Sentance, a strong backer of high academic standards, replaces Tommy Bice, who led the state through a contentious battle over charter schools and standards.
July 26, 2016
As the secretary of education in Virginia, Anne Holton, advises the state's governor on education policy but does not oversee the state's education department.
July 21, 2016
State Superintendent Randy Dorn argues that by spending local tax dollars on teacher salaries, districts are letting the legislature shirk its duty to fix the school funding formula.
June 20, 2016
Michael Johnson, previously a district superintendent, takes over a department coping with fallout from a troubled rollout of standardized testing and big layoffs due to budget cuts.
May 24, 2016
Maryland has had four superintendents in the last five years as the department has rolled out a new standardized test, new standards, and an unpopular teacher evaluation system.
May 18, 2016
The state's lawmakers have attempted in the past to require the governor to approve state education policy.
March 01, 2016
State Schools Chief Tommy Bice led the Alabama in increasing its graduation rate and instituting a new strategic plan.
February 16, 2016
At least 31 states got new education chiefs last year, according to Achieve, and there were 95 new state school board members in 33 states.
February 04, 2016
Mike Hanley, the state schools chief since 2011, has come under fire for his department's rollout of the state exam.