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Reform proposal would weaken State Board of Education
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Feb 15, 6:23 AM: House Republicans on Wednesday proposed a sweeping overhaul of Ohio’s educational structure, removing many of the powers of the State Board of Education and state superintendent and giving them to a new cabinet-level position under >
Decision on St. Louis school board and charter school renewals among delays from state board standof
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Feb 12, 8:58 AM: The Missouri Board of Education has now missed two of 11 meetings scheduled for this year, because it doesn’t have enough members for a quorum.
Intractable school challenges awaiting state’s new education commissioner
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Feb 12, 8:27 AM: When Jeffrey Riley came in as the state-appointed superintendent of the Lawrence Public Schools six years ago, he had the power to dramatically shake up the system to boost student achievement. He got rid of half the principals and >
State school reforms narrowing achievement gaps, helping parents
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Feb 9, 6:27 AM: New research shows that California’s overhaul of public education finance and accountability is narrowing achievement gaps between groups of students and helping parents learn about school progress.
NC Supreme Court will decide who’s in charge of the state’s public schools
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Feb 7, 8:44 AM: The state Supreme Court will tackle this week a case that will decide who’s in charge of overseeing North Carolina’s K-12 public schools, which have 1.5 million students and a $10 billion annual state budget.
School task force advocates for state funding flexibility
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Feb 6, 7:43 AM: Another common recommendation included the idea of untangling funding for charter schools and school districts. Many presenters advocated funding charter schools via direct allotment, meaning charter schools would avoid the school >
Race for California’s top education post draws five candidates
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Feb 2, 6:17 AM: With two months left before the deadline, at least five candidates have filed for California’s top education post, with three political newcomers joining the fray late last month.
Rauner agrees to tax-credit scholarship fixes to free up public school funding
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Jan 30, 6:52 AM: Gov. Bruce Rauner said late Friday he’s found a compromise on his own snag involving tax-credit scholarships for private schools that was holding up funding for public school districts statewide.
Jeff Riley, Lawrence official, gets nod for state education commissioner
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Jan 30, 6:27 AM: The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Monday recommended Jeff Riley as the next commissioner by an 8-3 vote.
House K-12 mega-bill has first public airing
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Jan 26, 7:35 AM: The bill, which was posted online Tuesday night on the committee's page, addresses a myriad of issues such as accountability of private schools receiving tax credits, allows schools to set up their own governing boards with school >
New state charter schools director named
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Jan 23, 7:32 AM: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson appointed a longtime state Department of Education staffer to be director of the CDE’s charter schools division.
Three finalists to interview for education commissioner
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Jan 17, 5:59 AM: A deputy commissioner for New York schools, the Lawrence school superintendent and a deputy commissioner in Texas are the three finalists selected to be interviewed for the state education commissioner’s post, a preliminary >
State student plan gets more queries; process with U.S. called ‘fast, furious’
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Jan 15, 6:46 AM: The Arkansas Board of Education wrapped up two days of meetings Friday during which members acted on the renewal of seven charter schools and approved waivers on the school start date for the Little Rock and Pulaski County Special >
Amid controversy, scant interest shown in top school post
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Jan 9, 7:35 AM: Only 10 people applied to become the state’s next top school official, adding a new wrinkle to Gov. Eric Greitens’ muddled attempts to remake education policy in Missouri.
School integration lawsuit heads to Minnesota Supreme Court
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Jan 8, 8:19 AM: One of the state’s most closely watched education lawsuits in years is heading to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday, accusing state officials of shirking their responsibilities to educate poor and minority >
Only one person so far wants Missouri’s big education job
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Jan 3, 6:38 AM: Two weeks after the Missouri Board of Education opened the application process in its search for a new state commissioner of education, only one person has applied for the job.
Education commissioner denies he politicized job interview
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Dec 21, 6:37 AM: New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut denies politicizing an interview with an applicant for a position to lead the state’s charter school office.
More Than 350 Attend Governor’s Education Summit
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Dec 19, 7:43 AM: More than 350 school superintendents, teachers, school board members and legislators attended Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott's daylong education summit.
After ousting education commissioner, state board haggles over hiring new leader
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Dec 15, 6:01 AM: After months of backroom political maneuvering to oust Missouri’s top education leader, the state board of education wrangled Thursday over how to replace her.
Missouri school board to start commissioner search next week after controversial firing
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Dec 5, 6:30 AM: Following Friday's firing, the Missouri Board of Education is making plans to meet and start the search for the state's next education commissioner.

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