A law approved by Georgia lawmakers that would create a school and district scoring system has an unusual wrinkle: a measure that measures "financial efficiency."
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April 02, 2012
March 30, 2012
Tennessee is considering "baggy pants" legislation that could make it the latest state to adopt a law prohibiting students from exposing their underwear.
March 29, 2012
I did not mention the Oregon Education Investment Board in my March 28 story on governor-driven education legislation in 2012, because the board was actually established through state legislation last year. However, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber is chairman of that board, and this month the board a...
March 23, 2012
A bill is on the way to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) that would significantly reform the state's maintenance of effort law governing school funding.
March 22, 2012
A fight over education legislation in Louisiana being pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has led to one Democrat saying that GOP tactics are reminiscent of Nazi Germany.
March 19, 2012
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed legislation that would have mandated abstinence-only sex education programs for public school students.
March 02, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union, among others, has raised concerns about a bill that appears to allow student-led prayer at school assemblies.
February 27, 2012
Indiana's Republican governor credits the Obama administration with challenging teachers' unions and says recent GOP legislative successes reflect a change in public thinking on education issues.
February 16, 2012
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal favors the creation of a "parent trigger" law, making him just the latest state policymaker to show an interest in the idea.
February 16, 2012
A Republican-sponsosed measure would ban swearing and foul language by teachers, as judged by the guidelines of the Federal Communications Commission.