A school advocacy group, 50CAN, wants to expand nationally; the organization is one of several education interest groups that are playing an aggressive role in shaping state policy.
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October 07, 2011
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 04, 2011
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called himself an ally of President Obama on education, in contrast to White House contenders such as Rick Perry.
September 29, 2011
Jason Glass, director of education for the state of Iowa, faces an ethics complaint over a trip to Brazil that he and other state schools chiefs took, paid for by the foundation of Pearson, the publisher.
September 28, 2011
In his third annual "back-to-school" speech, President Obama urged students to continue their education after high school, saying the changing workplace demands it.
September 13, 2011
A study examines Chile's longstanding private school voucher model and finds that larger, private-school networks outperform smaller, independnet private schools.
September 08, 2011
Supporters and foes of Ohio's new bill limiting teachers' and other workers' collective-bargaining law have begun to take their case to the public through TV ads.
August 22, 2011
A former Pennsylvania secretary of education says the state should take an incremental approach to school choice, to build support for the concept.
August 17, 2011
Democrats hold on to two seats in the final two Wisconsin recall elections, but the state's GOP will continue to hold a 17-16 majority in the state's senate.
August 09, 2011
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who also happens to be Michelle Rhee's fiancee, says mayors can play an active role in promoting literacy, even without mayoral control.