Perdue re-appointed to national education board

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was re-appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced recently.

Perdue will serve a four-year term that ends on September 30, 2016.

The board members will set policy for the National Assessment of Education Policy, also known as the Nation's Report Card.

"The governing board plays a crucial role in ensuring that The Nation's Report Card reflects the results of a challenging assessment of our K-12 students," Duncan said. "We can be sure that the board's insight, wisdom, and recommendations will help sustain the NAEP assessment as a barometer for what our students know and can do in the core subjects."