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September 21, 2012

Dems Go on Attack Over Kindergarten in N.H. Governor's Race

The state mandate to provide access to kindergarten has become an issue in the New Hampshire gubernatorial race.

September 20, 2012

CAP Study Cites Hurdles to Funding Equity

Property tax and aid formulas stymie states ability to help poorer districts, a Center for American Progress report concludes.

September 13, 2012

Florida Senator Fulminates Over Impact of Some Ed. Policies

The GOP chairman of the Florida Senate's education committee blasts policies that he says have damaged young black males in recent years.

September 11, 2012

Education Commission of the States' President to Retire

Education Commission of the States President Roger Sampson announced that he will retire from the organization by the end of the year.

September 06, 2012

N.C. Superintendent Wants Ed. Progress to be Nonpartisan

North Carolina's June Atkinson appreciated convention remarks about education by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt.

July 25, 2012

AIDS Conference, New Documentary Raise Questions About Sex Ed.

New data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that while people age 15-29 make up 21 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 39 percent of all new HIV infections, but some states are moving away from comprehensive sex education classes.

July 12, 2012

College-Attainment Rates Show D.C., Mass., N.D. Leading

Information from the U.S. Department of Education and the Census Bureau shows that post-secondary completion rates among 25-34 year olds increased slightly from 2009 to 2010 up to 39.3 percent, with the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and North Dakota leading the way.

July 10, 2012

ECS National Forum, Day 2: Regaining 'Competitive Edge'

Governors from Delaware and Nevada discussed America's "competitive edge" and the best way to improve students' transition and performance in a global marketplace on the second day of the National Forum on Education Policy hosted by the Education Commission of the States in Atlanta.

July 06, 2012

Florida's Gov. Scott Concerned About 'Too Much' Testing

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the state needs to make sure that the state is not over-testing students, and said the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test will likely change significantly.

June 27, 2012

Arizona Reminds Us: Don't Forget Ballot Initiatives!

Arizona's secretary of state rejected a ballot initiative this week that would extend a sales tax increase and earmark much of the money for education, but a group supporting the tax hike said it would challenge that decision in court.

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