John White, who was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's top pick to serve as the state's top education official, won appointment from the state board on Wednesday.
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January 11, 2012
December 16, 2011
A Florida circuit court judge rejects the language of a proposed constitutional amendment that would end a ban on public money going to religious institutions. But Florida's Attorney General says she will make a wording change.
December 13, 2011
A school-funding lawsuit filed by MALDEF, an advocacy system for Latino communities, comes the same year that Texas lawmakers imposed major budget cuts on K-12.
October 28, 2011
A ballot item in Colorado would allow voters to increase sales and income taxes, for a five-year-period, to support public education.
October 11, 2011
A group of Texas districts argue that deep reductions in state funding approved this year by lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry have a disproportionately negative impact on low-funded school systems.
October 11, 2011
The Campaign for Educational Equity argues in favor of much greater out-of-school services for students, saying it will bring educational and economic gains.
October 05, 2011
Dennis Van Roeke,l of the National Education Association, and Randi Weingarten, of the American Federation of Teachers, say a law that requires schools to check students' immigration status at enrollment is unfair and unnecessary.
October 01, 2011
The chief of staff for Oklahoma's department of education calls school administrators suing to block a voucher program "dirtbags" in a tweet sent out last month.
September 14, 2011
The Florida Education Association has said it will file a lawsuit to halt a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott that ends tenure for new hires and implements a merit pay system.
September 01, 2011
The New Jersey Education Association is going to court to try to block changes that Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic lawmakers made to pensions.