Idaho's state board of education has tentatively approved a measure to require students to take two online courses before graduating, though it still faces major hurdles.
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September 12, 2011
September 09, 2011
President Barack Obama says his jobs plan would save 280,000 school positions; that's roughly the number lost in districts since 2008, by one estimate.
August 31, 2011
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's proposal to hold back students in 3rd grade if they can't read at grade level is running into political resistance.
August 30, 2011
Across the country, districts are being forced to engage in a madcap shuffling of teachers and other personnel to cover for staff lost to budget cuts.
August 30, 2011
Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants his state to apply for $100 million through the new Race to the Top competition, but he must navigate his state's opposition to the federal healthcare law first.
August 26, 2011
Anh "Joseph" Cao, the first Vietnamese-American ever to serve in Congress, has expressed interest in serving as state superintendent of education.
August 25, 2011
A judge ruled that New York state officials exceeded the parameters of a new law in establishing regulations designed to tie student test scores to teacher evaluations.
August 24, 2011
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has offered current officeholder Rick Scott advice on education policy, including expansion of the state's voucher programs and selling the Florida virtual school, new email records show.
August 23, 2011
Eighteen states approved laws in 2011 that in some way changed the rules on how teachers are granted tenure, according to the Education Commission of the States.
August 22, 2011
A former Pennsylvania secretary of education says the state should take an incremental approach to school choice, to build support for the concept.