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April 13, 2011

UPDATED: A Deal to Restore Texas 'Edujobs' Money?

Texas would be able to secure $830 million in federal emergency education aid under the federal budget deal now working its way through Congress.

April 11, 2011

State Pension Woes: Not as Bad as They Seem?

Making changes to pension systems isn't a cure-all for state budget woes, and in fact won't be of much help in the short term, argues one conservative author.

April 08, 2011

Sizing Up School Layoffs Across the States

Estimates of coming school layoffs, if projected state budget cuts go through, range from a couple thousand to tens of thousands, depending on the state.

March 28, 2011

Cuomo, Lawmakers Reach Deal on Budget in New York

Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers have committed to cutting overall state spending, and school spending, and creative a new competitive fund for districts.

March 27, 2011

South Korean Official Advises Caution in Following His Country's Model

Byong Man Ahn, the former minister of education, science and technology in high-performing South Korea, says his country is working to integrate more critical thinking skills, and enjoyment of learning, into its test-heavy school culture.

February 18, 2011

Duncan, Obama Weigh in on Wisconsin Protests

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.

February 14, 2011

Oregon's Governor Seeks Education Overhaul

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.

February 11, 2011

West Virginia Names Jorea Marple Schools Chief

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

February 09, 2011

Ohio's Kasich Hires School Adviser with Charter Background

Robert Sommers is Ohio governor John Kasich's new education adviser.

February 01, 2011

States Seek to Cut Back Teacher Pension Costs

Ohio and New Jersey are considering major pension cuts, and legislation on that issue seems likely to emerge in Florida, too.

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