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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 >
Connecticut’s new education commissioner focuses on students
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Aug 19, 7:32 AM: On charter schools, Cardona said it is important for parents to have choices.
McMaster creates new position to lead education reform in SC
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Aug 8, 7:03 AM: Gov. Henry McMaster has hired the longtime director of South Carolina’s education oversight agency to help advance ideas that will transform the state’s lagging public schools, signaling he intends to seize the bully pulpit on >
New Mexico’s acting head of public education says she is committed to changes
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Jul 26, 7:05 AM: But Bobroff — whose career as an educator, particularly as head of a successful Albuquerque charter school for Native American children that has long drawn admiration within New Mexico education circles — seemed to take the >
Please, give New York a state Education commish who puts kids first
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Jul 26, 5:25 AM: Last week’s surprise resignation of the state education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia, leaves New York schools at a crossroads. Depending on whom the Board of Regents selects to succeed Elia, the commissioner can serve as a force >
Governor fires public education secretary
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Jul 23, 6:22 AM: Just six months after appointing Karen Trujillo as New Mexico’s public education chief, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham fired her from the high-profile job Monday for not meeting expectations.
Palmetto Promise has plan to improve education in South Carolina
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Jul 23, 5:11 AM: Weaver described South Carolina’s education system as being “mired in the past,” with a one-size-fits-all approach that involves “everyone learning the same thing on the same page at the same time.
Editorial: Regents get set to guarantee even more bad New York schools
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Jul 22, 6:28 AM: State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s surprise resignation is a very bad sign for New York’s schools: SED’s oversight is already heavily political, at the children’s expense — and is now likely to get >
In switch, state board of education withdraws support for Bloomfield superintendent and Meriden educ
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Jul 17, 6:31 AM: Miguel Cardona, an assistant superintendent in Meriden, is expected to be chosen as Connecticut’s next state education commissioner, rather than Bloomfield Superintendent James Thompson, sources close to the search committee said >
Why MaryEllen Elia, the New York education commissioner, is surprisingly set to resign
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Jul 16, 5:51 AM: MaryEllen Elia, the New York education commissioner, will resign at the end of August to take a position with a national education group.
Gov. Ivey: Alabama needs appointed state school board
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Jul 11, 5:48 AM: Gov. Kay Ivey is calling for a bold change in the state’s education leadership- doing away with an elected state board.
Wisconsin Supreme Court rules state superintendent must seek permission in rule-making
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Jun 26, 5:45 AM: In a reversal of a decision handed down three years ago, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the state superintendent of public instruction must seek permission from the governor before writing rules implementing >
Alabama Senate committee approves state school leader changes
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May 15, 5:32 AM: An Alabama Senate committee today voted in favor of a pair of bills that would end elections for the state school board, the body that sets the standards for all public schools in Alabama.

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