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October 18, 2012

Ed. Dept. Slashes S.C. Special Education Budget, Permanently

In what may be a first-of-its-kind penalty, the feds used a provision in federal law that allows cutting a state's federal special education grant, permanently, if the state cut its special education budget without the right justification.

October 15, 2012

Teachers United, and Apart, in Washington State

The Washington Education Association is mobilizing for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and against charters in that state, but a small group of teachers believe the latter is a good idea for the state.

October 10, 2012

Cash, Votes, and Charter History in the Evergreen State

A Washington State poll shows a ballot measure to allow charter schools in the state has a plurality of support, and spending on the campaigns related to the initiative has approached $5 million.

October 05, 2012

Common Standards Guru at College Board Applies for Top Florida Job

Dane Linn, the executive director of state policy at the College Board, has applied to be Florida's commissioner of education, according to the state's department.

September 25, 2012

Gov. Scott Walker Stands with Union Members...But Which Ones?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called for regular NFL referees (who are union members) to return after a Green Bay loss.

September 24, 2012

How Far Would Michigan Law's Repeal Turn Back the Clock?

Michigan officials are divided over whether a repeal of a 2011 law means the state will no longer have emergency financial managers.

September 24, 2012

California Governor Approves Long-Term ELL Bill

The measure, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, will make California the first state in the nation to reveal the extent to which long-term English-learners get stalled in their progress toward in fluency.

September 21, 2012

Dems Go on Attack Over Kindergarten in N.H. Governor's Race

The state mandate to provide access to kindergarten has become an issue in the New Hampshire gubernatorial race.

September 19, 2012

Tony Bennett Urges More "Aggression" in State-Level Policy Moves

Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett urges even states that have made major education policy changes in recent years to continue be aggressive and not stall.

September 18, 2012

Seclusion in N.C. District Legal, Feds Say

New Hanover schools are complying with a state law that allows practices including seclusion rooms to deal with aggressive student behavior.

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