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