Education News in Brief


November 13, 2018 1 min read
Beverly Perdue

Beverly Perdue, North Carolina’s first female governor, has been named the chairwoman of the National Assessment Governing Board, again the first woman to do so in the board’s 30-year history.

The nonpartisan body sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Perdue is a former teacher and Democratic legislator who was elected governor in 2008. She declined to seek a second term. Since leaving office, Perdue founded an education technology nonprofit.

A version of this article appeared in the November 14, 2018 edition of Education Week as Transition