Wisconsin's Supreme Court will hold a hearing on June 6 on the state's controversial law that restricted collective bargaining for most state workers, about two weeks after a circuit court judge declared the law invalid.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's considering a bid for the White House. The Republican's candidacy would almost certain underscore stark contrasts between him and President Obama on the federal role in education.
The New Jersey Supreme Court orders funding restored to the state's poorest urban districts.
I'll be on break from May 20 and May 27, and returning to State EdWatch after that.
The American Federation of Teachers calls for changes in pensions that will control their costs, such as double-dipping. But it also says some of the rhetoric about high pension costs for taxpayers are overblown.
Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna has issued a memo warning teachers, administrators, and others against using school grounds for political purposes. The state's leading teachers' union says it is being targeted by the proposal
The budget situation in California, and a number of other states, has improved, with more tax revenues than expected rolling in. That could mean more money for K-12.
John King, a 36-year-old Brooklyn native, has been named New York's next education commisioner. He will be the first African-American and Puerto Rican to hold the job.
A report from the Brookings Institution says that state lawmakers, when considering class size reductions, may want to consider keeping them low among disadvantaged students at early grades.
A meeting between Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and education historian Diane Ravitch produces controversy, but both sides are now taking a conciliatory tack.