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Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed says he will retire from his post; effective June 30th.
He announced his decision Tuesday to the State Board of Education.
In a statement, Breed says his retirement is, quote, "totally driven by my desire to spend more time with my family."
Breed has served as Nebraska Education Commissioner since October of 2008.
During his service, he spearheaded the implementation of statewide reading, math, and science tests, established a new state accountability system and worked with the Nebraska court system to address absenteeism in Nebraska's public schools.
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