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July 18, 2011

Decision Coming on Ohio Bargaining Law Making the Ballot

By July 26, voters in Ohio will know whether an item to repeal a controversial measure that limited collective bargaining will appear on the ballot in November.

July 15, 2011

Stand for Children Leader Catches Heat

Jonah Edelman, the chief executive officer of Stand for Children, apologizes for remarks he made at an event describing his group's work securing political support for legislation that tied teacher advancement to performance in Illinois.

July 15, 2011

Minn. Deal Would End Shutdown by Delaying School Aid

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has apparently reached a deal with Republican lawmakers to end his state's government shutdown.

July 12, 2011

Ohio Picks Heffner as New State Schools Superintendent

Stan Heffner was chosen as the next state superintendent of schools in Ohio. He had served in the post on an interim basis.

July 11, 2011

Casting Doubt on Claim That Governors' Unpopularity Will Help Obama

Will the low approval rates of swing state Republican governors help Barack Obama in 2012? A prominent political commentator is skeptical.

July 08, 2011

Iowa Plans a Push for Education

Iowa officials are inviting schools experts and state leaders from around the country to an "Education Summit" this month, amid worries about education funding.

July 01, 2011

Minn. Government Shuts Down: What It Means for Schools

Most state money will still flow to schools during Minnesota's government shutdown but state functions like renewing teacher liscensing, and judging whether schools have made adequate yearly progress, will stop.

July 01, 2011

New Governors Squeezing State Ed. Boards' Authority

At least 14 states have made efforts to weaken or significantly alter the power of state boards of education, by one count. In some of those states, those efforts are being led by new governors who want to put their stamp on school policy.

June 29, 2011

New York Teachers' Union Sues Over Evaluations

The New York State United Teachers organization says teacher-evaluation measures approved by the state's board of regents violate a state law approved last year.

June 29, 2011

UPDATED: California Approves Deep Budget Cuts

California passes a budget that will create deep budget cuts in the state's university system, and could result in deep reductions to K-12 schools if state revenues don't improve.

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