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Corcoran to Leave Education Commissioner Post, Manny Diaz Frontrunner to Replace Him
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Mar 11, 6:40 AM: State Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, who has been an ally of Gov. Ron DeSantis on controversial issues such as student mask requirements and critical race theory, will step down from the post at the end of April, he >
Analysis: Governors Shift Away from COVID-19 in State of the State Addresses
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Mar 7, 8:52 AM: In a time of political polarization, the nation’s Republican and Democratic governors agree on one thing: They want students in school.
Governor announces new reading initiative
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Mar 2, 6:39 AM: The "10 Minutes Matter" campaign is meant to emphasize the importance of reading to young children, Hutchinson said, by urging parents to spend 10 minutes each day reading to their child.
Superintendent Truitt announces formation of Parent Advisory Commission
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Feb 24, 8:37 AM: N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt is launching a new Parent Advisory Commission to elevate the voice of parents in students’ education.
On the legislative agenda for educators: Remote learning and mental health
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Feb 10, 10:15 AM: During the upcoming 2022 legislative session, Connecticut lawmakers intend to tackle two of the biggest pandemic-related issues impacting schools and children: a mental health crisis and remote learning standards.
California official: Schools can return to distance learning due to staff shortages
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Jan 13, 9:04 AM: Schools faced with the prospect of closing due to Covid-related staffing shortages and student outbreaks can shift students to temporary remote learning programs, the California Department of Education said Wednesday.
Gov. Beshear unveils education budget plan
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Jan 11, 7:41 AM: Governor Andy Beshear will be unveiling his full budget proposal later this week, but Monday he gave us a better picture of his educational priorities.
Wolf vetoes school curriculum bill; signs nine others, including broadband authority, into law
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Dec 23, 7:13 AM: Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill mandating schools to upload their curricula and lists of textbooks online for public access.
Youngkin announces Aimee Rogstad Guidera as education secretary
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Dec 21, 6:47 AM: Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Monday that he has chosen Aimee Rogstad Guidera to serve as his secretary of education, turning to the former head of a nonprofit that promotes use of data to improve student achievement.
Editorial: California should not have hired a deputy schools chief who lives in Philadelphia. But he
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Dec 16, 10:05 AM: In a state as large and diverse as California, is there no one who could do an excellent job of creating better educational equity for the state’s Black, Latino and Native American children? It sounds like a silly question, but it >
A top priority for Tennessee education leaders? Making sure students will be qualified for job openi
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Dec 16, 8:48 AM: School advocates say the Tennessee General Assembly needs to do more to prepare young people for the workforce.
Petition drive aims to eliminate Nebraska Board of Education, give governor K-12 oversight
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Nov 23, 9:38 AM: The sponsors aim to replace the Nebraska State Board of Education, education commissioner and Nebraska Department of Education with a new Office of Education accountable to the governor.
First Missouri school choice chief to put ‘passion into action’ in leading expansion
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Nov 3, 8:00 AM: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on Monday named former Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) Community Finance Manager Kim Baughman to serve as the state’s first school choice program manager.
South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman says she won’t seek reelection
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Oct 28, 5:47 AM: Molly Spearman, South Carolina’s superintendent since 2015, announced Wednesday morning that she would not be seeking a third four-term as the leader of the South Carolina Department of Education.
Better public education in Florida starts with a new education commissioner | Editorial
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Oct 22, 8:27 AM: Florida needs a new education commissioner. The lowlights of Richard Corcoran's tenure have centered around endangering students and their families with the coronavirus, bullying pubic school administrators and school board members >
California Accounts for 12% of U.S. Students, but Only 1% of Covid School Closures
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Oct 19, 9:16 AM: The state has done remarkably well limiting outbreaks, even before its student vaccine mandate has been put into place.
Editorial: How to handle an anti-vaccine ‘stay-at-home’ protest against schools
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Oct 19, 8:31 AM: The federal government, the state and schools themselves have spent extraordinary amounts of time, effort and money to return students to classrooms while keeping everyone as safe as possible. Students have lost out on too much >
California School Walkout: Thousands of Parents, Students, Teachers Protest Newsom’s School Ma
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Oct 19, 5:30 AM: Thousands of California parents, students and teachers opposed to school vaccine mandates took part in a statewide walkout Monday. And thousands of these parents, teachers and students took their protest to the State Capitol.
At conservative forum, Education Commissioner Edleblut lends support to parents
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Oct 19, 5:27 AM: New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut has long taken a critical stance towards the public school system he oversees. Now, he’s lending his support to conservative activists who want to overturn school mask mandates >
FL allows 16-year-olds to withdraw from school with parent permission but most other states don&#821
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Oct 12, 8:29 AM: In fact, 24 states and Washington, D.C., require students to attend school until the age of 18. And a handful more set that age to at least 17, according to data from the Education Commission of the States, a Colorado-based >

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