Legislation that shifts authority over Indiana’s education policy matters away from the elected state schools chief, Democrat Glenda Ritz, has been signed into law by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
GOP lawmakers pushed through the changes during this year’s legislative session but delayed until 2017 a change in state law allowing the board dominated by the governor’s appointees to replace Ms. Ritz as its leader.
The changes also take away two of Mr. Pence’s 10 appointments to the board, giving one appointment each to state House and Senate leaders.
A version of this article appeared in the May 20, 2015 edition of Education Week as Indiana to Strip Authority From State Schools Chief