A newspaper's survey of 17 Ohio school districts found that just 500 teachers, secretaries, and other school wokers lost their jobs this year, and that those systems plan to save their edujobs funding for the rough times ahead.
There could major upheaval this fall, with 37 governors' and seven state superintendents' races on the November ballot. More than 6,000 state legislative seats are also up for grabs
Chicago's longtime political boss, Richard M. Daley, criticizes Race to the Top. His state was not named a winner in the competition.
Texas senators fight to give the state access to $830 million in federal education jobs aid, while Nebraska education organizations deflect Gov. Dave Heineman's call to oppose the federal health care law.
Jim Greer, the embattled former chairman of Florida's Republican party, publicly apologizes to President Obama, saying he was influenced by "extremists" in the party.
When trying to fix struggling school districts, states often ignore many of the key educational and political, and organizational factors necessary to make their fixes successful, a report by the Center for American Progress argues.
The ACLU sues the State of California, saying that it improperly allows districts to charge students fees for books and services.
The feds should have cut New Jersey some slack on its failed Race to the Top application, argues David Griffith, ASCD's public policy director.
The Department of Education rejects Texas' bid for $830 million. The state asks the feds to hold the money.
A former top adviser to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is under investigation over a consulting contract she received after leaving her state job.