Reaction from state lawmakers is tenatively positive to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's decision to grant states waivers to pieces of No Child Left Behind.

Strategies for coping with financial shortfalls, as well as discussions of assessments, standards, and school improvement will receive a lot of attention this week at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In a new op-ed, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush argues that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan should grant NCLB waivers to states that adopt A-F grading systems.

Ohio residents who vote "no" on a ballot item in November will be voting to reject the state's controversial collective bargaining law, a state board has decided.

At least 23 states made cuts in education funding for in fiscal 2012, with programs in pre-K, Advanced Placement, guidance counseling, and other areas taking major hits.

Some state officials are worried that the spending cuts imposed in the new deal to raise the debt ceiling will hinder state education "reforms" in areas such as teacher evaluation, standards, and assessment.

Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers are worried that the debt-ceiling agreement will result in K-12 cuts, but they also say the United States must avoid default.

Michael L. Williams, who ran into controversy while serving under President George H.W. Bush, is running for the 25th Distict congressional seat in Texas.

A new report looks at the institutional and management challenges state education agencies face as they work to implement state and federal mandates.

In Texas, the state education agency has its budget cut by $48 million, forcing layoffs and affecting the its work in testing, curriculum, certification and other areas.


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