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Editorial: Will Virginia finally mandate equal schools?
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Jan 24, 8:19 AM: It’s a proposed constitutional amendment that would require the state to provide “equal educational opportunities” for all students. That requirement might seem so basic that you’d think it would already be in the state >
Editorial: John White’s years a success story for Louisiana education
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Jan 10, 9:27 AM: No longer, and the adjustment is wrenching. Today, in a continuation of dramatic changes since the 1980s, Louisiana is slowly gaining ground. When it comes to changing our course, the eight years of Superintendent John White will >
Hard-Charging Education Reformer John White Steps Down as Louisiana Schools Chief
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Jan 9, 6:57 AM: LOUISIANA'S long-serving state education chief, John White, a hard-charging education reform evangelist who helped give rise to an agenda of tougher standards, new ways to prepare, evaluate and pay teachers, and school choice >
Editorial: Rules for Oklahoma’s four-day school districts should be firm
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Dec 20, 6:33 AM: The state Department of Education has angered some folks with its proposed rules for school districts that want to continue operating four days per week. Although some tweaks to the requirements may be needed, here’s hoping the >
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis resigns as new board meets for first time
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Dec 13, 7:25 AM: Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis resigned effective immediately on Thursday as Gov. Andy Beshear’s newly-appointed Kentucky Board of Education met for the first time.
Education chief’s future on agenda for revamped school board
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Dec 12, 8:03 AM: Kentucky's newly reorganized state school board was prepared to meet for the first time Thursday, when it could take up the possible removal of the education commissioner.
New York names new interim education commissioner
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Dec 10, 7:46 AM: New York has a new top education official for the third time in recent months, the state Education Department announced Monday.
Legislative commission looks to force State Board of Education reform
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Nov 14, 6:31 AM: In a bid to pressure lawmakers to reform the structure and mandate of Vermont’s State Board of Education, lawmakers tasked with reviewing the relevance of state bodies said Wednesday they will recommend that it be repealed by June >
Time for action: State Board of Education aims for more after they ‘barely moved the needle’
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Nov 8, 7:10 AM: The State Board of Education gaveled in a new era Tuesday at its fall planning session, closing the chapter on the state’s 2014 five-year strategic plan and moving forward under a new action-centered plan guided by principles of >
Shannon Tahoe named acting state education commissioner
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Nov 6, 6:15 AM: The state Board of Regents on Tuesday appointed Shannon Tahoe as acting commissioner of education, and announced several more top leadership changes within the agency.
Local education leaders alarmed by turnover in state Education Department
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Oct 28, 5:18 AM: Heavy turnover among top state education officials has alarmed local school leaders, who warn that the ongoing exits could hobble efforts to upgrade testing and graduation standards, affecting thousands of students on Long Island >
N.Y. is recruiting R.I. education commissioner Infante-Green, but she’s staying put
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Oct 22, 7:55 AM: New York officials are aggressively recruiting Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green to oversee public schools in her home state, but she intends to remain in the job that she’s held for less than six >
Vermont’s Board of Education ponders its purpose following reforms
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Sep 24, 7:07 AM: Back in 2012, the Legislature restructured the state entities that oversee education K-12 in Vermont. Most notably, lawmakers got rid of the state’s Department of Education and replaced it with the Agency of Education.
New Wisconsin education chief’s priorities: Equity for all students, investing in teachers
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Sep 20, 7:04 AM: Invoking her own childhood in the segregated South and the opportunities made available to her through education, the state's first African American state schools chief said Thursday that Wisconsin must do more to attract and >
Opinion | Do you really want Marsh to hand pick State School Board?
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Sep 19, 7:56 AM: Let’s cut right to the chase. If the voters of Alabama approve a constitutional amendment next March that switches us from an elected to an appointed state school board, Senate majority leader Del Marsh will be in total control of >
Business group offers 20-year education plan for Florida
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Sep 12, 5:50 AM: The Florida Council of 100, a nonprofit group of civic and business leaders, on Wednesday released its vision for the state’s education system over the coming 20 years.
California expands ban on ‘willful defiance’ suspensions in schools
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Sep 11, 6:22 AM: California schools will no longer be able to suspend students in elementary and middle school for disrupting school activities or “willfully defying” the authority of teachers or administrators, ending a practice that many say is >
Alabama education officials ask public to take survey
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Sep 10, 5:24 AM: In the survey, participants are asked to rate---from not important to very important---items in 22 areas. Everything from social media ethics to access to fine arts to recruiting and retaining effective teachers is included on the >
Commentary: New PED Secretary Personally Knows Power of School Choice
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Aug 30, 5:51 AM: Commentary: Like all New Mexicans, we at the Rio Grande Foundation want to see an improved K-12 system in place. I have two daughters in traditional public school. While concerned about the quick turnover at the top of the PED, we >
Education Commissioner Corcoran talks Schools of Hope, teacher compensation in Pensacola
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Aug 19, 8:33 AM: He pointed to IDEA Public Schools — one of four "Schools of Hope" operators that will be permitted to open charter schools in the vicinity of persistently low-performing public schools — as an example of measurable >

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