Education News in Brief


August 27, 2013 1 min read

Stephen Bowen, Maine’s commissioner of education, will step down Sept. 12 to become the strategic innovation director at the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Rudy Crew, a former superintendent of the New York City and Miami-Dade County, Fla., school districts, stepped down last month as Oregon’s chief education officer after about a year on the job. He was named president of Medgar Evers College, part of the City University of New York.

Martha Kanter, who oversaw the federal higher education portfolio as undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education since 2009, announced she will return to academia this fall. The former vice chancellor of the California Community Colleges System has not provided details of her new position.

A version of this article appeared in the August 28, 2013 edition of Education Week as Transitions