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March 24, 2014

Arizona Supreme Court: School-Choice Savings Accounts Can Continue

The highest court in Arizona has declined to review a ruling from a lower court last year that upheld a savings account program using state per-student funding.

November 28, 2012

Indiana's State Schools Chief Reflects on Election Defeat

Bennett spoke with Education Week at the Foundation for Excellence in Education's annual conference, an event organized by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and shared his thoughts on the loss at the polls, and what the future holds.

November 27, 2012

Jeb Bush Urges Allies to Stand Firm on Ed Policy

By Sean Cavanagh Washington Jeb Bush, whose political aspirations are a favorite source of speculation in this city, urged attendees at an education conference he organized to act as aggressive champions of contentious school policies—regardless of the political fallout. The former Republic...

July 11, 2012

Bill Gates Talks Teacher Evaluation, Common Core at ECS Forum

Microsoft founder Bill Gates stressed the importance of multiple measures in teacher evaluation systems and praised the Common Core State Standards in the keynote speech at the Education Commission of the States' National Forum on Education Policy.

June 04, 2012

Florida's FCAT Responses Include a Stress on Public Relations

The Florida education department rolled out a series of responses to the FCAT scoring controversy last month, including a new parent "call center" and public forums with education commissioner Gerard Robinson. An education advocacy group overseen by former Gov. Jeb Bush also offered the help of a PR firm linked to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

October 10, 2011

Former McCain Adviser Working for Romney on Education

Phil Handy, a former adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign, is helping 2012 White House contender Mitt Romney on education issues.

September 22, 2011

Headliner at Jeb Bush Foundation Event: Rupert Murdoch

Media titan Rupert Murdoch, whose corporation is under heavy scrutiny in a phone-hacking scandal, will appear at the national summit of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, which is led by Jeb Bush.

February 08, 2011

Two Govs, Very Different Political Stripes, Call for K-12 Cuts

Two governors of big states, Rick Scott and Andrew Cuomo, call for substantial cuts to K-12 spending, arguing that government has to get leaner.

March 05, 2010

Race to Top's Other 'Finalists'

The Sweet Sixteen—15 states and the District of Columbia —are the obvious winners in moving one step closer to claiming a piece of the $4 billion Race to the Top prize. But there are behind-the-scenes victors in this big elimination round, too. Let's call them the Shadow Finalists. One...

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