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Posny's departure would be a real loss

President Obama may steel another top-notch administrator from Kansas, darn him. This time it's Kansas Education Commissioner Alexa Posny, whom Obama nominated for assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services. Posny has been a steady, capable leader at the Kansas Department of Education since 2007. "I've never known anyone more knowledgeable" on education issues, former State Board of Education member Carol Rupe told The Eagle editorial board. Rupe jokingly lamented, "The president can take our governor but not our education commissioner."