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A judge declares that a state law, meant to give districts the right to ignore certain state education laws, is unconstitutional.


An Ohio law that would strip teachers and many other public employees of significant collective bargaining will be the subject of a public vote to overturn it in November, a top state officials has ruled.


A teachers' union and a group of religious leaders are suing to block a proposed amendment to Florida's state constitution from going on the ballot in November of 2012.


The nation's governors have urged members of Congress to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling.


Wisconsin state Sen. Dave Hansen defeats his GOP opponent in the first of nine recall elections, fallout from passage of a new law restricting collective bargainig.


Wisconsin is hosting nine recall elections for state legislative seats this summer, in races that may serve as a referendum of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's controversial policies.


By July 26, voters in Ohio will know whether an item to repeal a controversial measure that limited collective bargaining will appear on the ballot in November.


Jonah Edelman, the chief executive officer of Stand for Children, apologizes for remarks he made at an event describing his group's work securing political support for legislation that tied teacher advancement to performance in Illinois.


Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has apparently reached a deal with Republican lawmakers to end his state's government shutdown.


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