A school advocacy group in New Jersey says the state has a below-the-radar plan to take over schools and eliminate union contracts, but officials deny the charges of secrecy.

An investigation by the Ohio inspector general's office has revealed misconduct by Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan W. Heffner related to a conflict of interest.

A report published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute based on a survey found that the public opposes laying off teachers based on seniority, but is skeptical of online learning.

Florida Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson informed Gov. Rick Scott (R) that he would resign from his position on Aug. 31, after serving as the state's schools chief for roughly a year.

Three states, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Texas, are looking to fill state superintendents' positions, and all three are controlled by Republican politicians.

New York Commissioner of Education John King told those at a Center for American Progress event he is concerned with matching strong accountability measures and high levels of teacher and school support.

A report on education indicators by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that persistent gaps remain among states on the basis of race and other factors.

New data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that while people age 15-29 make up 21 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 39 percent of all new HIV infections, but some states are moving away from comprehensive sex education classes.

The Florida Department of Education announced that 8 percent of the schools measured by the state's A-F accountability system would receive higher grades than initially reported.

Wisconsin school boards report that under the new collective bargaining laws that limit what is subject to negotiations with teachers' unions, they are reaching deals in very little time.


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