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January 22, 2015

New York Gov. Cuomo Ties $1.1 Billion Aid Increase to Sweeping Policy Changes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State speech that, "Our education system needs dramatic reform, and it has for years." What are his plans for K-12 in 2015?

January 05, 2015

R.I. Chief Deborah Gist's Fate Uncertain as Contract-Renewal Deadline Passes

The Rhode Island education commissioner has previously stated she'd like to stay on under the new Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo, but Gist's current contract expires in June.

December 30, 2014

Vetoing His Own Teacher-Evaluation Bill, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Faces Union's Wrath

Cuomo had sponsored the bill as a way to create a safety net for teachers, but he has criticized recent teacher ratings that gave most educators high marks.

December 11, 2014

Reactions to John King's Departure From New York Reveal Sharp Divide

Now that New York State Education Commissioner John King is leaving his post to join the U.S. Department of Education, disparate opinions of his work are on full display.

December 10, 2014

Push to Reduce Test Scores' Weight in Evaluations Announced by Tenn. Governor

Gov. Bill Haslam's push to significantly alter teacher evaluations follows the governor's announcement in October that he wants a public review of the Common Core State Standards in Tennessee.

November 13, 2014

Kevin Huffman Leaving Post as Tennessee K-12 Chief

Huffman was appointed state education commissioner in 2011, and has overseen major changes in Tennessee education policy, many of them tied to the common core.

November 05, 2014

Tom Torlakson Declares Victory in Calif. Chief's Election

Tom Torlakson, the incumbent, has claimed a win over challenger Marshall Tuck in the state superintendent's race in California.

November 04, 2014

Teachers' Unions Investments in Key Races: How Did They Do?

The two national teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, spent a record-setting amount on state and local races this mid-term election cycle

November 04, 2014

Gov. Walker Wins the Wisconsin Governor's Race

GOP Gov. Scott Walker has won the Wisconsin's governor's race.

November 03, 2014

Teachers' Union Bosses Barnstorm Across U.S., AFT Makes Final TV Ad Push

The American Federation of Teachers is piling on the political ads in key cities and states, and AFT President Randi Weingarten is hopscotching across the country to stump for various candidates.

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