State finances are beginning to rebound, a survey finds, and states are making progress on some policies pushed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, especially data-systems, and standards and assessments.
Congressmen John Kline and Duncan Hunter ask the IRS to craft proposed pension rules in a way that does not prevent charter school employees from taking part in state retirement plans.
School superintendents, principals, and school board members found a lot to like in a draft bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The National Governor's Association wants Congress to give states lots of running room when it comes to crafting their accountability plans, according to an interim proposal outlining NGA's priorities for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Charter school advocates are worried about a notice of proposed rulemaking that they say could force states to ban charter school teachers from taking part in state retirement plans.
States that have seen big explosions in population also would see a big jump in federal funding for teacher quality under a little noticed provision of a draft bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act introduced by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.
President Barack Obama's sweeping plans to shake up higher education funding will need to get through a politically polarized Congress, and some initial reviews are mixed.
Jack Jennings, who has led the Center on Education Policy since he founded it 17 years ago, is retiring Jan. 31.
President Barack Obama's plan would create a new, $1 billion version of his signature Race to the Top competition for states to make their higher education systems cheaper and better.
Romney reiterates his support for English immersion, and Gingrich touts his wife's expertise in music education during a recent debate.