A state education agency or state department of education is the state-level government organization within each U.S. state or territory responsible for education, including providing information, resources, and technical assistance on educational matters to schools and residents.
Different U.S. states use different job titles for the person in charge of education in the state government. These titles include Secretary of Education, State Superintendent of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Education, and Director of Education. Thirteen states have an education executive directly elected by voters, but in most states they are appointed, by the governor, state legislature, or a state board.
State education agencies (SEAs)
The following are state education agencies as identified by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
- National Association of State Boards of Education, United States
- No Child Left Behind, United States federal law
- School district
- Standardized test
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- Armentrout, Mitchell (February 27, 2019). "New state superintendent is first woman, person of color to hold the job". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
- Education Governance Models Updated and Revised by Mary Fulton
- State Education Agencies - Contact information for every SEA in the US.
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