Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will wait a year before trying to pass his tiered pay plan for teachers, saying he wants to build support for his proposal.

Jim Kohlmoos, the current president of the Knowledge Alliance, in Washington, has been named the next executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education.

The top research arm of the U.S. Department of Education offers a database with information on state policies on school finance, teacher quality, school choice, testing, and other areas.

Dane Linn, who helped lead the effort to establish common academic standards at the National Governors Association, is leaving his post to join the College Board.

A report by a pair of organizations that advocate for equitable school funding argues that impoverished schools have suffered the most in New York governor Andrew Cuomo's budget.

Opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who successfully pushed a controversial measure to limit teachers' collective bargaining rights, have launched an effort to recall him from office.

A survey of 74 school districts finds they laid off only about 2.5 percent of their teachers over the past two years, despite absorbing serious budget cuts, while cutting central office staff.

An essay argues that American elected officials can find lessons for teacher union-school district collaboration in Finland and Canada.

Tommy Bice, a top deputy in the department of education, has been chosen by the state school board as the state's next schools chief, replacing Joe Morton, who retired earlier this year.

A survey of Wisconsin school districts finds budget cuts imposed by Gov. Scott Walker resulted in roughly 4,000 school job losses. Walker says those numbers are misleading, and that his cost-control policies are working.


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