Last week, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education Susan Newman announced her resignation from the U.S. Department of Education. Newman’s resignation is effective Jan. 31.
In a department press release, Newman said, “It is a pleasure and an honor to have been a part of the administration, and the implementation of No Child Left Behind. However, it is now time for me to return to the academy and resume my research in reading.”
“Susan Newman has been a part of a team that’s worked hard to make sure we have a swift and smooth implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act,” U.S. Secretary of Education Paige said in a statement accepting Newman’s resignation. “It has been a very busy and intense two years, and I thank Susan for her efforts and for her service to the American people. I wish her well in her future pursuits.”
Read more on Newman’s resignation in Education Week