Education News in Brief


October 15, 2013 1 min read

Jim Rier, a 10-year veteran of the state education department in Maine, last week was appointed the agency’s acting commissioner. He has been overseeing day-to-day operations at the department since the resignation last month of Commissioner Stephen Bowen, who took a job with the Council of Chief State School Officers. Mr. Rier started with the department as its director of finance and operations and was named deputy commissioner in 2011.

A version of this article appeared in the October 16, 2013 edition of Education Week as Transitions