The March 2010 issue of School Reform News reports the new GOP governors in New Jersey
and Virginia have tapped respected school choice advocates for the top education jobs in their respective states. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appointed former Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler as education commissioner, and in Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Black Alliance for Educational Options President Gerard Robinson as secretary of education.
Also in this issue:
- States passed a flurry of reforms before the January 19 Race to the Top application deadline, hoping for a piece of the funding pie—but some missed the deadline. Stories on Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
- South Dakota is one of few states not allowing charter schools—and it will likely remain so for the foreseeable future, as the state superintendent of education asked the legislature to delay his own proposal.
- Tennessee has a new law telling public schools how they can—and can’t—teach the Bible in classrooms.
- A new study shows Georgia could save billions in taxpayer dollars by reducing high-school dropout rates.
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