Across the country, districts are being forced to engage in a madcap shuffling of teachers and other personnel to cover for staff lost to budget cuts.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants his state to apply for $100 million through the new Race to the Top competition, but he must navigate his state's opposition to the federal healthcare law first.
Anh "Joseph" Cao, the first Vietnamese-American ever to serve in Congress, has expressed interest in serving as state superintendent of education.
A judge ruled that New York state officials exceeded the parameters of a new law in establishing regulations designed to tie student test scores to teacher evaluations.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has offered current officeholder Rick Scott advice on education policy, including expansion of the state's voucher programs and selling the Florida virtual school, new email records show.
The Walton Family Foundation says it will provide $15 million to a California charter school association, which the philanthropy predicts will provide 20,000 charter seats.
Eighteen states approved laws in 2011 that in some way changed the rules on how teachers are granted tenure, according to the Education Commission of the States.
A former Pennsylvania secretary of education says the state should take an incremental approach to school choice, to build support for the concept.
Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold says he will not run for office in 2012, which would rule out a race
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently declared himself a presidential candidates, criticizes both Democrats and Republicans for allowing federal overreach in education.