October 2010 Archives

EdWeek has created a 50-state map detailing education's status in governors, superintendents, and select congressional races around the country.

Eleven states, plus D.C., are staging elections for state school boards on Nov. 2, races that could shape curriculum and textbook content, and broader education policy.

The ability of Southern states to get students through the school-to-college pipeline varies from state to state, a report finds.

California's state superintendents' race pits Larry Aceves against Tom Torlakson.

An investigation finds no evidence of wrongdoing on a Texas teacher pension board, despite Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White's concerns about the work of Gov. Rick Perry's appointees.

Seven state superintendents' races will be decided Nov. 2. And in several other states, the winners of the governors' contests will pick the schools chief.

Gov. Chris Christie, of New Jersey, has courted Michelle Rhee to become his state schools chief, according to a report.

Many states have been forced to cut programs and services for K-12 schools, and are raising or considering increasing class sizes, a new National Governors Association Report says.

Election intrigue emerges in the Alabama governor's race, as Republican Robert Bentley faces questions about a teachers' union discreetly backing his campaign.

California's state superintendent of schools, Jack O'Connell responded angrily to Gov. Arnold Schwazenegger's veto of funding for the state's longitudinal data system.

The press conference at which Michelle Rhee announced her resignation as D.C. schools chancellor was full of optimism and general good cheer. In fact, it seemed designed to avoid any hint of controversy.

A new study rates the progressive and regressive nature of state school funding policies, in terms of whether they direct enough money to poor districts.

Local school districts in the winning "Race to the Top" states are facing deadlines to show how they'll do their part.

Kerri Briggs, former state superintendent of education in Washington, D.C., has moved on to the George W. Bush Institute.

North Carolina will no longer require "gateway" end-of-grade and end-of-course tests that determined student promotion. Those measures were not having much effect anyway, state officials found.

School districts have been hammered by "The Great Recession," and it could be years before they recover, because of poor state finances, lagging home prices, and other factors, a new report concludes.

New Jersey's acting commissioner of education testifies that state law forbids mayors or governors from having control over state-run districts, a key idea behind a plan to rescue Newark schools.

A new paper examined how Race to the Top is being implemented in Delaware and Tennessee. State officials are working hard to explain the plans in local communities.

Candidates for governor in Tennessee, Georgia, cope with the politics of lottery-funded scholarship programs on the campaign trail.

As state pension systems squeeze budgets, they've emerged as a major issue in several state governors' races, with some candidates vowing to reign them in.

The nations' two largest teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, are putting a lot of time and money into state elections this fall.


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