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Sandoval gets education leadership role

Gov. Brian Sandoval now has a new hat to wear as chairman of the Education Commission of the States.

Sandoval announced Thursday that he was assuming the position. The chairmanship was passed from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper during the commission’s national forum on education policy in St. Louis this week.

The position alternates between Democratic and Republican governors every two years.

The Education Commission of the States is an interstate agency created in 1965 that focuses on improving public schools.

Sandoval has called education one of his top priorities and recommended money for English learners, class-size reduction and all-day kindergarten in a budget recently passed by the Nevada Legislature.