Washington Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has been chosen to head the Education Commission of the States, the nonprofit group that advises governors, legislators and state education officials about education policy.
Sebelius, a Democrat, will serve as chairwoman-elect of the group until next summer, when she will become chairwoman for a two-year term. She will succeed Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the position.
Sebelius has made improvements to education a centerpiece of her tenure as governor.
She takes over as chairwoman-elect from New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, whose in-state commitments left him unable to complete his term.