The Ohio ballot measure was the subject of a flood of media attention as the latest high-profile battle over teachers' and other public employees' collective bargaining powers.

While state school-finance systems have not changed much over time, they are devoting more targeted help to English language learners and student from low-income backgrounds than in the past, a new study finds.

New York is staging a competitive grant program for school districts that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has likened to a miniature version of federal Race to the Top program.

Proposition 103, a measure that would raise taxes to help public schools, was one of the most closely watched issues on the ballot in 2011.

A recent poll shows that the Ohio public favors repealing a law that teachers' unions say weakens their rights. Nationally, voters appear to have more divided opinions of teachers' unions.

The Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers have contributed millions of dollars to repeal Gov. John Kasich's law limiting collective bargaining. Americans for Prosperity and numerous business groups support the law.

A ballot item in Colorado would allow voters to increase sales and income taxes, for a five-year-period, to support public education.

Pennsylvania would become one of a number of states to approve school voucher laws, if a bill approved by the state Senate this week takes effect.

Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman accuse fellow GOP White House contender Mitt Romney of offering weak support in the repeal battle over Ohio's new law to limit collective-bargaining powers for teachers and other public employees.

A new report attempts to offer models for states and charter schools to lower the costs of their teacher pension programs, despite the restrictions many charters face in that area.


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