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August 05, 2011

Jeb Bush to Duncan: Set High Bar for State NCLB Waivers

In a new op-ed, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush argues that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan should grant NCLB waivers to states that adopt A-F grading systems.

August 04, 2011

Supporters of Repealing Ohio Union Law Win Ballot Wording

Ohio residents who vote "no" on a ballot item in November will be voting to reject the state's controversial collective bargaining law, a state board has decided.

August 03, 2011

Nearly Two Dozen States Have Approved Cuts to K-12

At least 23 states made cuts in education funding for in fiscal 2012, with programs in pre-K, Advanced Placement, guidance counseling, and other areas taking major hits.

August 03, 2011

Will Debt Deal Slow States' Education Agendas?

Some state officials are worried that the spending cuts imposed in the new deal to raise the debt ceiling will hinder state education "reforms" in areas such as teacher evaluation, standards, and assessment.

July 26, 2011

Another Victim of Budget Cuts: State Education Agencies

In Texas, the state education agency has its budget cut by $48 million, forcing layoffs and affecting the its work in testing, curriculum, certification and other areas.

July 22, 2011

Fighting Over 'Red Tape Reduction' Law in Louisiana

A judge declares that a state law, meant to give districts the right to ignore certain state education laws, is unconstitutional.

July 21, 2011

Ohio Voters to Decide Fate of Collective-Bargaining Law

An Ohio law that would strip teachers and many other public employees of significant collective bargaining will be the subject of a public vote to overturn it in November, a top state officials has ruled.

July 21, 2011

Legal Fight Takes Shape in Florida Over Constitutional Amendment

A teachers' union and a group of religious leaders are suing to block a proposed amendment to Florida's state constitution from going on the ballot in November of 2012.

July 20, 2011

Incumbent Wins First Recall Election in Wisconsin

Wisconsin state Sen. Dave Hansen defeats his GOP opponent in the first of nine recall elections, fallout from passage of a new law restricting collective bargainig.

July 19, 2011

Collective Bargaining Hovers Over Wisconsin Recall Elections

Wisconsin is hosting nine recall elections for state legislative seats this summer, in races that may serve as a referendum of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's controversial policies.

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