Education News in Brief


June 20, 2017 1 min read

Hanna Skandera, New Mexico’s secretary of education stepped down this week after seven years on the job, during which she tried to change an education system in one of the nation’s poorest states amid constant criticism from Democrats and teachers’ unions.

She previously worked in the Florida education department and in the California education secretary’s office. And she served as deputy chief of staff and senior policy adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

A version of this article appeared in the June 21, 2017 edition of Education Week as Transition