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January 09, 2015

It's That Time of Year: State Lawmakers Propose School Choice Bills

State lawmakers are revving up for their legislative sessions, and school choice-related bills are popping up, including a Wisconsin proposal to turn failing schools into charters.

January 08, 2015

Surveying the Common-Core Chatter: How Will the Standards Fare in 2015?

Will the Common Core State Standards survive despite opposition rhetoric, or was 2014 just the start of growing backlash to the standards?

January 06, 2015

Governors Laud 'Higher Standards,' Plead for NCLB Renewal in NGA Speeches

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the chairman of the National Governors Association, said more rigorous expectations for students were important, but not the only consideration for stronger schools.

January 02, 2015

Late N.Y. Gov. Mario Cuomo Sought to Aid Poor Districts, Overhaul Gotham Schools

Cuomo challenged President Ronald Reagan's vision of America, and successfully pushed to expand college access to poor and middle-class students.

January 02, 2015

Jeb Bush Steps Away From His K-12 Advocacy Group With 2016 Run Looming

The former Florida governor is stepping away from the group he founded in 2008 that has grown to be one of the most influential K-12 advocacy groups in the country.

December 31, 2014

Governor, Lawmakers in S.C. Ask Top Court to Reconsider K-12 Finance Ruling

In her petition to the state's top court, Gov. Nikki Haley says the November ruling doesn't take into account recent changes to state education spending.

December 30, 2014

Kansas School Funding Falls Short of Legal Standard, Court Rules

A district court in Kansas has found the state's K-12 funding system to be "inadequate to the task."

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 23, 2014

Mass. Gov.-Elect Picks K-12 Philanthropy Official as New Education Secretary

Jim Peyser currently works for the NewSchools Venture Fund, and has strong ties to charter schools and past Republican governors in the Bay State.

December 23, 2014

Florida to Review K-12 Testing Amid Growing Political Anxiety

Pam Stewart's announcement came two weeks after a powerful Florida lawmaker expressed a desire to review testing's role in public schools.

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