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Maine Schools Chief Moving On

By Catherine Gewertz — April 20, 2010 1 min read

Susan Gendron, Maine’s commissioner of education, is stepping down at the end of the month to become the policy director for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Ms. Gendron, who led a move to consolidate the states school districts, is also just finishing a term as president of the Council of Chief State School Officers, which is co-leading the initiative to design common standards.

A version of this article appeared in the April 21, 2010 edition of Education Week as Maine Schools Chief Moving On