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April 27, 2011

Teach for America Coming to Ohio

Teach for America, which trains and places young college graduates in schools, will be able to place its teachers in Ohio's schools, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. John Kasich.

April 27, 2011

A Big Year for Voucher Proposals

Republicans are pushing voucher proposals in states across the country, many of which would dramatically increase public access to private school funds.

April 26, 2011

Cato Analysis Raises Questions on Indiana Voucher Proposal

The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, that typically looks favorably on school choice, sees a potential financial downside to a measure supported by Gov. Mitch Daniels and Republican lawmakers.

April 26, 2011

A 'Superboard' to Oversee Education Spending?

Gov. John Kitzhaber has proposed the creation of a board that would oversee K-12 spending in the state, which has argues would create more coherent policy from early childhood education through college.

April 22, 2011

Indiana Voucher Bill Close to Becoming Law?

Indiana's state Senate has approved a measure that would create access for middle-income families for private-school vouchers. As it stands, it's one of the most ambitious voucher proposals ever offered in the states.

April 22, 2011

Fordham's Blueprint for Rewriting No Child Left Behind

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute releases its blueprint for reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. It calls for more competitive funding to states and schools, and more flexiblity on how states can meet high academic goals.

April 20, 2011

Daniels Signs Collective Bargaining Restrictions Into Law

Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, considered a Republican presidential hopeful, signs into law a measure curbing teachers' collective bargaining rights.

April 20, 2011

Oklahoma's Strange Schools Standoff

A standoff between Oklahoma's state schools chief and the board of education has resulted in two top aides in the department being paid through a nonprofit foundation.

April 19, 2011

Five New State Officials Join 'Chiefs for Change'

The group "Chiefs for Change," an effort by top state education officials to promote stronger testing, standards, teacher evaluation, and school choice, adds five more members.

April 18, 2011

Power Struggles Over Education in the States

Governors in several states are pursuing proposals that would give them more power over school issues, in some cases by removing it from state boards or consolidating agencies.

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