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February 25, 2013

N.M. Bill Seeks to Curb Private Companies' Role in Schools

State legislation in New Mexico would bar the state education department, as well as charter schools and public districts, from hiring private entities to manage schools.

February 22, 2013

Revival of Wisconsin Special Education Voucher Plan Draws Jeers, Cheers

Gov. Scott Walker proposes spending $21 million over two years on a program that would help families of children with disabilities to pay for private school.

February 22, 2013

School Turnarounds, Teacher Training Next 'Mission' for Louisiana

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White laid out a series of K-12 proposals highlighting special education and school turnarounds.

February 21, 2013

NAEP Performance for 'Mega States' a Mixed Bag

A report released Feb. 21 examined NAEP results for the five largest states by enrollment.

February 21, 2013

School Takeover Authority Gets Nod in Virginia

Virginia is poised to create a system through which the state would take over management of struggling schools.

February 20, 2013

Texas Legislators Vent Over STAAR Testing Fallout

Texas lawmakers are calling for major changes to the state's testing and accountability system.

February 19, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor's Education Budget Inspires 'New Pencils'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed funding increases for K-12, but that hasn't necessarily made funding advocates in the state happy.

February 15, 2013

Common-Core Tests in Georgia Show "Drops" in Math Proficiency

The share of students scoring not proficient on a common-core-aligned algebra test in Georgia increased from the previous math test.

February 08, 2013

Louisiana Chief Proposes Special Education Funding Changes

John White, the state superintendent of education, says that the state should provide funding based on the severity of a student's disability.

February 06, 2013

Voucher Program Should Expand in Indiana, Says Gov. Pence

New Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, wants the state's private-school voucher program to expand in 2013.

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