Democrats hold on to two seats in the final two Wisconsin recall elections, but the state's GOP will continue to hold a 17-16 majority in the state's senate.

The Wisconsin Education Association Council is being forced to lay off employees -- a result, it says, of Gov. Scott Walker's policies, which are hurting its membership.

A new Indiana private school voucher program has drawn 2,800 applicants, the majority of them from low-income backgrounds.

Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has said he will become a lobbyist on education and economic issues.

Arturo Perez, who studies state finance for the National Conference of State Legislatures, says state budgets are recovering, but there's nervousness about the fragile economy.

An Indiana legislators who fled the state to protest Republicans' tactics explains why Democrats chose that form of protest, and reaction from her constituents since then.

Rick Perry, a strong critic of federal involvement in schools, speaks before a national gathering of state lawmakers, amid speculation that he will run for president in 2012.

Wisconsin held a series of recall elections on Tuesday, which were largely viewed as referendum on Gov. Scott Walker's policies.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who also happens to be Michelle Rhee's fiancee, says mayors can play an active role in promoting literacy, even without mayoral control.

Joanne Weiss, a top U.S. Department of Education official, says states need to take more of a lead role in bulding bridges between teachers' unions and districts.


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