In the United States, public education is largely a state and local responsibility. To govern the state’s education system, states typically charge a Chief State School Officer, often called the State Superintendent, and a State Board of Education with oversight and directing powers. Who serves in these positions, however, is determined in different ways depending on the state in which they serve. Most states operate using one of the four models explained here.
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