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February 28, 2013

Teachers' Union in Washington State Challenges Charters in Court

A coalition of groups in Washington state has threatened a lawsuit challenging the new voter-approved law allowing charter schools.

November 28, 2012

Indiana's State Schools Chief Reflects on Election Defeat

Bennett spoke with Education Week at the Foundation for Excellence in Education's annual conference, an event organized by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and shared his thoughts on the loss at the polls, and what the future holds.

November 09, 2012

Toward the Good School Promise: an Election Recap

While there are millions of happy democrats this week, a critic sees a landscape "littered with rubble and ruin and wreckage on all sides" in an open letter to the President. Elections leave aggrieved poles, but I live in a much more optimistic place. In particular, I'm optimistic about five things.

November 07, 2012

Laptop and Online Class Laws Repealed in Idaho

Voters in Idaho repealed a set of education laws that would have established a statewide 1-to-1 laptop program for high schoolers and required online classes for graduation.

October 10, 2012

Civic Education Found Lacking in Most States

New research finds few states assess students in civic education, a decline from 2001, which researchers say is due to a national focus on English Language Arts and mathematics.

October 02, 2012

Duncan in Campaign Mode: 'The Choice Is Pretty Clear'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gives a National Press Club speech touting President Obama's education record and warning of cuts to education programs if Republicans in Congress have their way.

March 06, 2012

Former Ed. Secretary Margaret Spellings Is Romney Adviser

The key architect of the No Child Left Behind Act is among the team of advisers working on Gov. Romney's education policy proposals.

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