Michael Kirst will be stepping down from his job as president of the California School Board when Gov. Jerry Brown's tenure is over, Kirst announced this week. Kirst, who is an emeritus professor education and business administration at Stanford University, was first appointed to the state board b...
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January 03, 2018
In Arkansas, Ohio, and Wisconsin, educators and advocates will be on this year's ballot for governor, a position that will inevitably have an outsized role in shaping education policy.
November 28, 2017
Oklahoma's school spending habits have long been the focus of political battles, and the legislature will soon enter a third special session to debate its budget.
November 08, 2017
Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam has said he would further restrict that state's charter laws, and New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has promised to pull the state out of the PARCC testing consortium.
April 14, 2017
Just days after Robert Bentley's resignation, his replacement, Gov. Kay Ivey, showed up at the state's board meeting Thursday to say, "education is the foundation for economic development."
January 12, 2017
In his state-of-the-state address Gov. Scott Walker touted his love of public schools and pledged to increase spending on technology for rural schools in its biennial budget.
October 05, 2016
Voters in Maine this year will decide whether to increase the tax on households bringing in more than $200,000 a year, a measure Gov. LePage describes as "scary."
October 04, 2016
Kansas' Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in 2012 and 2013 instituted severe income tax cuts, sending a wave of revenue shortfalls and subsequent budget cuts throughout the state. Now the resulting shortfall bodes poorly for a state embroiled in a school funding fight.
September 06, 2016
During a lively press conference, Republican Gov. Chris Christie promoted his new funding formula proposal, signed several bills, and lambasted the state's teachers union.
September 02, 2016
Teachers opposed the plan because they said it was an effort to kill a ballot measure that would provide $5,000 pay raises and that the state wouldn't be able to afford their salaries in future years.