Election intrigue emerges in the Alabama governor's race, as Republican Robert Bentley faces questions about a teachers' union discreetly backing his campaign.


California's state superintendent of schools, Jack O'Connell responded angrily to Gov. Arnold Schwazenegger's veto of funding for the state's longitudinal data system.


The press conference at which Michelle Rhee announced her resignation as D.C. schools chancellor was full of optimism and general good cheer. In fact, it seemed designed to avoid any hint of controversy.


A new study rates the progressive and regressive nature of state school funding policies, in terms of whether they direct enough money to poor districts.


Local school districts in the winning "Race to the Top" states are facing deadlines to show how they'll do their part.


Kerri Briggs, former state superintendent of education in Washington, D.C., has moved on to the George W. Bush Institute.


North Carolina will no longer require "gateway" end-of-grade and end-of-course tests that determined student promotion. Those measures were not having much effect anyway, state officials found.


School districts have been hammered by "The Great Recession," and it could be years before they recover, because of poor state finances, lagging home prices, and other factors, a new report concludes.


New Jersey's acting commissioner of education testifies that state law forbids mayors or governors from having control over state-run districts, a key idea behind a plan to rescue Newark schools.


A new paper examined how Race to the Top is being implemented in Delaware and Tennessee. State officials are working hard to explain the plans in local communities.


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