An effort to recall Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna failed to get the necessary signatures to have the item placed on the ballot.
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June 28, 2011
June 21, 2011
Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson has been named as Florida's new commissioner of education. He replaces Eric J. Smith.
June 20, 2011
Eighteen new state superintendents of education have taken over since the beginning of 2011, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers. The churn comes as states push for major policy changes and face major economic difficulties.
June 15, 2011
Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld a new law law that restricts collective bargaining for teachers and many other public employees s districts brace for budget and labor challenges..
June 10, 2011
Joe Morton, Alabama's state schools chief since 2004, announces that he will resign. Morton pushed for several statewide initiatives, including those aimed improving statewide graduation rates and students' reading skills.
June 08, 2011
Applicants to become Florida's next education commissioner include Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson and former New Jersey education commission Bret Schundler.
May 16, 2011
John King, a 36-year-old Brooklyn native, has been named New York's next education commisioner. He will be the first African-American and Puerto Rican to hold the job.
May 11, 2011
Paul Pastorek, the Louisiana state schools chief who won praise for setting new and more demanding academic standards in his state, has resigned from that post. He will go to work for an aerospace and defense contractor.
May 10, 2011
Paul Pastorek, who as served as Louisiana's state superintendent of schools since 2007, is expected to resign, sources tell the Associated Press. Test scores have improved under Pastorek though he has occasionally angered state lawmakers.
April 18, 2011
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.