Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to require more employee contributions for pensions would appear to put his state in line with other states—with several caveats.

Wisconsin public employees turn to members of the Green Bay Packers to try to win public support to their side, in their public battle with Gov. Scott Walker.

Wisconsin's leading teachers' union tells its member to go back to the classroom, but protests over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut collective bargaining rights are expected to continue.

President Obama speaks on the Wisconsin protests over the governor's plans to restrict collective bargaining, and warns against demonizing public employees. Arne Duncan calls for cooperation.

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna modifies his proposed overhaul of the state's education system to give districts more flexibility on

Idaho state superintendent Tom Luna has his tires slashed and gets heckled, apparently over school policy.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has inflamed teachers and other union members with a proposal to limit collective bargaining and cut pensions.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, like his neighbor, Gov. Chris Gregoire of Washington, believes his state's education programs are too fragmented. He wants more of them brought together under his authority.

Jorea Marple, a former teacher, principal and superintendent, is West Virginia's new superintendent of schools.

Michelle Rhee, an informal education adviser to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, voices support for a plan to phase out tenure in Florida.


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