The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has proposed new guidelines for how state and local governments should report pension liabilities.

Stan Heffner was chosen as the next state superintendent of schools in Ohio. He had served in the post on an interim basis.

A pair of authors examined Washington state data on teacher layoffs and found that districts wouldn't have to give nearly as many teachers the boot, if they did not protect jobs based on seniority.

Will the low approval rates of swing state Republican governors help Barack Obama in 2012? A prominent political commentator is skeptical.

Iowa officials are inviting schools experts and state leaders from around the country to an "Education Summit" this month, amid worries about education funding.

Michelle Rhee, the former District of Columbia schools chancellor, says the DREAM Act, which has stalled in Congress, is "good for kids and good for our country."

Opponents of a school voucher program in Indiana, which would allow middle-income families to use tax dollars for private tuition, have sued to stop the law from taking effect.

Most state money will still flow to schools during Minnesota's government shutdown but state functions like renewing teacher liscensing, and judging whether schools have made adequate yearly progress, will stop.

At least 14 states have made efforts to weaken or significantly alter the power of state boards of education, by one count. In some of those states, those efforts are being led by new governors who want to put their stamp on school policy.

The New York State United Teachers organization says teacher-evaluation measures approved by the state's board of regents violate a state law approved last year.


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