Gov. Jan Brewer proposes creating a searchable database for parents interested in gathering information about teachers' disciplinary records.

The Education Law Center says that claims that New Jersey's plan to secure a waiver to the No Child Left Behind Act could result in federal funding not going to the neediest students.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asks lawmakers to revise the state's teacher-evaluation law, and the implications for New York's $700 million Race to the Top award are unclear.

State officials in Iowa and New Mexico are expected to consider controversial proposals in 2012 to retain 3rd graders who can't demonstrate basic literacy skills.

Gene Wilhoit, the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, in Washington, is recovering from a heart attack and expects to return to work in six to eight weeks.

Readers were keenly interested whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an critic of President Obama's education policies, would jump into the White House race, which he eventually did.

Child poverty has risen steadily over the past four years, and 6.5 million children under the age of 18 are living in families with an unemployed parent, according to the Brookings Institution.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issues a terse statement noting that only one of the nine states that won the early-learning Race to the Top competition has a Republican governor.

New York's state attorney general is looking at whether a major education publisher improperly supported a trip by former state education commissioner David Steiner.

Gov. Dannel Malloy says the state's weak showing in the recent Race to the Top competition should motivate lawmakers to change education policy.


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