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Superintendents: Communication, leadership needed after attempt to oust Missouri education commissio
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Nov 22, 7:53 AM: Despite being pleased with the outcome of a vote by the Missouri Board of Education that results in the retention of the state's top education official, local school superintendents say they have been left confused and concerned >
Another school board member gets booted by governor over commissioner spat
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Nov 21, 5:36 AM: Missouri’s first-year governor hastily withdrew yet another of his appointees to the state’s school board Monday as he attempts to remake the state’s education bureaucracy.
Bilingual education bill would overturn Massachusetts ballot question requiring English immersion cl
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Nov 20, 8:40 AM: Many of the state's charter schools have extremely high rates of English Language Learners. For example, three Community Day Charter Schools in Lawrence enroll between 40 percent and 60 percent English Language Learners.
Sandoval Hoping Next Governor Protects Education Investment
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Nov 20, 7:13 AM: As Nevada's gubernatorial race begins to heat up, current Republican Governor Brian Sandoval says he hopes one key piece of his legacy remains intact for the next administration.
Greitens lashes out at Democrats in fight over Missouri’s school chief
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Nov 17, 6:06 AM: Despite removing one of his own appointees from the state school board without holding a hearing as outlined in state law, Gov. Eric Greitens says his actions have been “obviously legal.
Cooper leaves charter schools off the list
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Nov 16, 7:25 AM: This isn’t the first time that Cooper’s critics have pointed out a snub at public charters, despite having said during the campaign that “carefully selected charters can bring innovations.” He appointed 25 members to his Governor’s >
A battle is brewing over Missouri’s State Education Commissioner
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Nov 15, 6:57 AM: A battle is brewing over Missouri schools. The state's education commissioner could soon be fighting to keep her job.
Missouri Board of Education prepares for meeting meant to oust Commissioner, President
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Nov 14, 7:04 AM: Three new Missouri Board of Education members have called a closed door meeting for next week in hopes of reportedly considering the termination of Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven and board president Charlie Shields.
Florida Department of Education reopens “Schools of Hope” applications
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Nov 8, 6:29 AM: After picking 11 struggling district schools to receive an added $2,000 per student through the "Schools of Hope" program, the Florida Board of Education announced it would give eligible schools that didn't get a grant another >
Michigan Department of Education names new head of School Reform Office
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Nov 1, 5:12 AM: Martin takes over the office during a period of transition. The office originated under a legislative direction in 2010 and placed in the Michigan Department of Education. In 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder moved it to a different state >
Virginia schools chief to retire
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Oct 24, 5:23 AM: Virginia’s top public schools official will retire at the end of the year, the Virginia Department of Education announced Monday.
Kansas schools may no longer group students by grade level as part of plan to remake education syste
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Oct 19, 7:07 AM: Kansas public school officials are launching a project to overhaul the way education is delivered in the state through a project that they say is so ambitious, they are likening it to the NASA moon missions of the 1960s.
Duval misses first pass at Schools of Hope money, but districts will get second chance
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Oct 19, 6:15 AM: Duval public schools applied for but failed to win a statewide competition for “Schools of Hope” money, a pot of $140 million the state set aside for certain public schools to turn around D or F grades and for certain charter >
Georgia’s first school turnaround chief picked
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Oct 18, 5:29 AM: Eric Thomas, left, emerged as the top candidate for the new job of state Chief Turnaround Officer after the Georgia Board of Education interviewed him and two other candidates Tuesday. The job was created by the Georgia General >
Some candidates for school turnaround chief worked in Atlanta
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Oct 17, 5:23 AM: The three finalists to lead Georgia’s experiment to improve its lowest-performing public schools are working in Kentucky, Texas and Virginia, and two have experience as school administrators in metro Atlanta.
There’s a push to eliminate the Michigan education board: Here’s why
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Oct 13, 5:23 AM: A resolution in the Michigan Legislature pushes for the elimination of the State Board of Education, but voters would have the final say over the fate of the elected body.
Skeptical at first, these Ritz supporters are now optimistic about McCormick
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Sep 29, 4:54 AM: In her policies and recent comments since taking office, McCormick has just as often clashed with her Republican colleagues and pro-school-choice funders as she has been aligned with them. Yet even during the election, there were >
Hogan refuses to sign off on Maryland education plan
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Sep 15, 4:42 AM: Gov. Larry Hogan is refusing to endorse the Maryland school board’s plan for helping low-performing schools, saying state board members were hamstrung by a new law limiting what the plan can include.
Rauner’s education czar Purvis latest ‘superstar’ to seek new orbit
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Sep 12, 5:57 AM: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s hand-picked education czar Beth Purvis will leave her post on Friday, just weeks after the governor signed a historic education funding bill.
24 teachers chosen for Mich. education advisory panel
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Jul 31, 7:05 AM: The educators will offer feedback on state Superintendent Brian Whiston’s plan to make Michigan a top-performing education state. They will also help guide the implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

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