Candidates for governor in Tennessee, Georgia, cope with the politics of lottery-funded scholarship programs on the campaign trail.

As state pension systems squeeze budgets, they've emerged as a major issue in several state governors' races, with some candidates vowing to reign them in.

The nations' two largest teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, are putting a lot of time and money into state elections this fall.

Two California unions are supporting ballot initiatives that would have a big impact on taxes and spending, and potentially, school funding.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unveils proposals on education, including evaluating teachers and principals based on student performance.

Florida's largest teachers' union is endorsing Alex Sink for governor, and is backing two candidates—independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek—for U.S. Senate.

Former Secretary of Education Richard Riley says that recent federal efforts to provide support to states, and support common tests, are good policy.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the U.S. Department of Education was wrong to reject the state's application for $830 million in federal schools aid.

Pearson, a testing company, has agreed to pay more than $14.7 million to the state of Florida after acknowledging testing errors during the administration of the FCAT.

The Alaska state affiliate of the National Education Association endorses Democrat Ethan Berkowitz over Republican Sean Parnell.


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