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February 14, 2011

Oregon's Governor Seeks Education Overhaul

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, like his neighbor, Gov. Chris Gregoire of Washington, believes his state's education programs are too fragmented. He wants more of them brought together under his authority.

February 10, 2011

Michelle Rhee Talks Tenure, Pensions in Florida

Michelle Rhee, an informal education adviser to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, voices support for a plan to phase out tenure in Florida.

February 09, 2011

Teachers Make Their Case with Protests—and a Proposal

Teachers in Indiana and Idaho line up against Republican-backed education proposals, but a Wisconsin union comes forward with its own proposal to overhaul teacher pay and evaluation.

February 09, 2011

Ohio's Kasich Hires School Adviser with Charter Background

Robert Sommers is Ohio governor John Kasich's new education adviser.

February 08, 2011

Two Govs, Very Different Political Stripes, Call for K-12 Cuts

Two governors of big states, Rick Scott and Andrew Cuomo, call for substantial cuts to K-12 spending, arguing that government has to get leaner.

February 04, 2011

Former Civil Rights Official Runs for U.S. Senate in Texas

Michael L. Williams, a former U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights official, is running to replace U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

February 03, 2011

A New View of School Spending in the States

Faced with grim budget prospects over the coming years, some states are looking to overhaul how they spend money on education.

February 01, 2011

States Seek to Cut Back Teacher Pension Costs

Ohio and New Jersey are considering major pension cuts, and legislation on that issue seems likely to emerge in Florida, too.

January 31, 2011

A Leaner Preschool Program in Iowa?

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, following up on a campaign pledge, has proposed cutting his state's preschool program, arguing that it should be replaced with a need-based system.

January 27, 2011

In Indiana, Graduate Early, Get State Aid for College?

A proposal in Indiana, backed by top state elected officials, would allow high school seniors who graduate early to use a portion of per-pupil state aid for college.

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