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January 11, 2013

Rhee vs. QC: How StudentsFirst's Report Card and Quality Counts Differ

Although both Education Week and StudentsFirst released state K-12 rankings in the second week of January, there were several differences in how the rankings worked.

January 10, 2013

Education Week's Quality Counts: Maryland's Winning Streak at Five

For the fifth year in a row, Maryland received top marks in Education Week's annual Quality Counts report, followed by Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Arkansas.

January 03, 2013

N.Y. Reform Commission Stresses Teacher Prep, More Learning Time

A New York state commission on education reform recommended extended learning time and higher bars to enter the teaching profession in a Jan. 2 report.

December 14, 2012

Common Core to Cost Kansas Districts up to $30M Annually

Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Kansas will cost between $32 million and $60 million over the next two years, a state audit reported.

October 02, 2012

"Education Economy" Continues to Suffer in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania school business officers report that for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, districts have eliminated or left vacant roughly 18,350 positions.

August 07, 2012

State Budgets Appear Stable, but Concerns About 'Uncertainty' Remain

State budgets heading into fiscal 2013 appear stable for the most part but are still vulnerable, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

August 02, 2012

Public Skeptical of LIFO and Online Learning, Fordham Survey Finds

A report published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute based on a survey found that the public opposes laying off teachers based on seniority, but is skeptical of online learning.

July 23, 2012

Do Ohio Lottery Proceeds Truly Benefit Schools?

Ohio school officials are claiming that record state lottery revenues won't translate into more dollars for K-12 education because of a revenue swap at the state level, although Gov. John Kasich's administration denies the allegation.

July 18, 2012

State Ed. Spending Faces Gloomy Future, Report Warns

A new report from the State Budget Crisis Task Force says that states' K-12 education funding may rebound as the economy improves, but health care and retirement obligations and limits on property taxes could hamper that recovery.

July 03, 2012

New State, Local Dynamic Emerges in School Funding

A report on public education spending from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in fiscal 2010, local-level education funding was higher than state-level funding.

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