Skandera was picked to be the top K-12 official in New Mexico in 2011, but until this week her nomination had stalled even as she performed the duties of the office.
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February 17, 2015
February 12, 2015
The move could increase tensions between Superintendent Diane Douglas, a foe of the common core, and the state school board, which continues to support it.
February 11, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence, Superintendent Glenda Ritz, and others are seeking emergency changes to the state test after an outcry that it would take students too long to complete.
February 04, 2015
Deborah Gist has been Rhode Island's chief state school officer since 2009, and has overseen several significant changes to K-12 policy during her tenure.
January 30, 2015
Jindal's Jan. 30 executive order is the latest step in the ongoing battle the Louisiana governor has waged against the standards and tests.
January 29, 2015
Arguably the most hostile relationship in state education politics could be fundamentally altered by Indiana legislators' current plans.
January 28, 2015
It's unclear what the state party's resolution will mean for the common core in the Evergreen State, which happens to be the home of prominent common-core supporter Bill Gates.
January 20, 2015
Pedro Rivera is the new state chief in Pennsylvania, while Deborah Gist could be moving from Rhode Island to an Oklahoma district.
January 16, 2015
The Mississippi state board plans to seek a new test for 2015-16, but still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.
January 09, 2015
"It is just imperative to us, to each and every one of us, that we have a check on our students and their academic performance every year," said Maryland chief Lillian Lowery.