State lawmakers also seek to require at least 180 instructional days for students.
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April 15, 2010
The National Governors Association will lead the effort to improve early childhood education policies and programs in the states.
April 14, 2010
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April 07, 2010
Students displaced by Hurricane Katrina make steady academic progress, the Texas Education Agency reports
April 06, 2010
State EdWatch is returning after several days off, so to get myself caught up, I went looking for local stories about the losing states in round one of Race to the Top and what sort of reflection and cost-benefit analysis they are doing as they decide whether to bother with round two. The June 1 dea...
March 24, 2010
From my notebook: I've got a few leftovers from my day with the state school chiefs' legislative meeting in Washington that didn't make my Ed Week story. First, let me just say how much I appreciate the candor of the chiefs. They don't speak in scripted sound bites or repeat the same talking poin...
March 22, 2010
Connecticut's students are constitutionally guaranteed the right to a college- and career-ready education, the state's Supreme Court ruled today, opening the path to a lawsuit that may change the state's funding formula.
March 09, 2010
Education Department responds to allegations raised by educators and community groups about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget for K-12 public schools.
February 26, 2010
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