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April 04, 2012

Republican Iowa, Mississippi Governors Irked With GOP Reps

Republican governors in Iowa and Mississippi are sparring with their GOP-controlled legislatures on education issues related to funding and charter schools, respectively.

March 21, 2012

Full-Day Kindergarten Gets Boost from Indiana Governor

Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a bill appropriating additional state money for full-day kindergarten on a per-student basis.

March 16, 2012

Minn. House Approves Partial Repayment to Schools

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved a plan on March 15 that would use rainy day fund to pay down part of the $2.4 billion debt the state has to its public schools.

February 27, 2012

Obama to Governors: Quit Cutting K-12, College Funding

During a visit by the nation's governors to the White House, President Obama urges them against making deep cuts to education, as some of them have done over the past few years.

February 25, 2012

Governors Talk Funding, Federal Role in Education

Governors from around the country convene for the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington.

February 07, 2012

South Carolina Schools Chief Blasts Draft Pension Rules

Mick Zais, in characteristically strong language, asks U.S. Department of Treasury officials to reject rules that he says could affect charter school employees.

February 01, 2012

Colo. Lawsuit Challenges Voter-Knows-Best Policy on Taxes

A Colorado lawsuit challenges the TABOR amendment, which requires tax increases to go before voters in a referendum. The suit, which faces long odds, could have major implications for education.

January 27, 2012

N.C. Gov. Rules Out Second Term, Redoubles Focus on Education

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue announces she won't run for re-election, after having fought often during her first term with state Republicans over school funding.

January 24, 2012

Twelve Education Issues to Watch in 2012

State are likely to pay a lot of attention to early grades instruction, trying to do more with less money, and common standards implementation, among other issues, an education policy group predicts.

January 18, 2012

Calif.'s Brown Again Pitches Tax Hike to Avoid K-12 Cuts

In his annual "State of the State" speech, California Gov. Jerry Brown proposes overhauling his state's school funding and testing systems, and wants temporary tax hikes for school funding.

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