The Associated Press and the New Orleans Times-Picayune are reporting that Louisiana state schools superintendent Paul Pastorek is planning to step down. Pastorek, who took over the top schools post in 2007, is another of the Chiefs for Change with plans to resign. Florida education commissioner Eric J. Smith is another who told his Board of Education that he’ll step down mid-June. Smith and Pastorek are among 10 state superintendents promoting bold and systemic reforms in our public school systems. Others include Rhode Island chief Deborah A. Gist and Virginia’s Gerard Robinson.