Unless you’re an educator, state lawmaker or K-12 policy wonk, you might not have heard about the Common Core. If you have children in school, however, you soon will. Read more
Superintendant of Public Instruction, State of Washington
This is a non-partisan position. It pays 121,618 a year plus health care and other benefits for a four-year term.
When Mary Collins, 64, decided to return to work when her son was back in school, she found a job working at what was then Spokane Valley Alternative High School in 1984. Twenty-eight years later, Collins has been named the 2012 Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year. Read more