Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Texas Gubernatorial Race

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) are facing off in the Texas gubernatorial election this year.


Despite History, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Says: 'I Have Nothing to Do With Common Core'

Although he's previously stressed the importance of the common core, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an Oct. 22 debate: "I have nothing to do with common core."


Common-Core Review Process Initiated by Tenn. Gov. Haslam

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Oct. 22 that the state will soon begin a public "vetting" of the Common Core State Standards through a state-run website.


Southern States Must Fix 'Infrastructure of Opportunity' in K-12, Report Says

The MDC report also highlights case studies of how communities in the South are tackling challenges related to education.


Two Decades After Landmark Spending Bill, Mass. Seeks Review of K-12 Budget

For the first time in about 15 years, Massachusetts lawmakers will formally review the state's landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 to consider significant changes to how school funding works.


Most States Still Below Pre-Recession K-12 Spending Levels, Report Says

The majority of states are funding schools less than the levels reached a half-dozen years ago before the Great Recession caused significant budget cuts.


Teacher-Tenure Law in Louisiana Upheld by State's Highest Court

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state law changing teacher tenure and evaluations approved in 2012 is constitutional, after a challenge by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.


State Elections Get Lion's Share of Teachers' Union's Campaign Cash

The NEA's increased emphasis on state races continues a 2012 trend set in motion by the rise of new and influential education reform groups, like StudentsFirst


Torlakson, Tuck Talk Federal Power, Teachers' Unions, in Calif. Chief's Race

Incumbent Tom Torlakson stresses his opposition to some federal policies, while challenger Marshall Tuck says despite union opposition to him, he agrees with many positions held by the California Teachers Association.


Paper Opposes Nevada K-12 Funding Initiative Using Its Own Ad Space

The newspaper's ad says: "Vote No! on Question 3. No Guarantees. No Accountability. Devastating for small businesses & families. Consumers would pay more."


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