Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, following up on a campaign pledge, has proposed cutting his state's preschool program, arguing that it should be replaced with a need-based system.
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January 31, 2011
January 27, 2011
A proposal in Indiana, backed by top state elected officials, would allow high school seniors who graduate early to use a portion of per-pupil state aid for college.
January 18, 2011
In several states, governors and lawmakers, many of them Republicans, are vowing to cut state spending, which could affect K-12.
December 30, 2010
A federal dash for cash, Race to the Top, dominated much of the education news at the state level in 2010. Eleven states, plus D.C., walked away with federal awards.
December 27, 2010
Several states are facing major shortfalls in their pension and health care systems, and Republican-sponsored proposal in Congress seeks to make their liabilities more transparent, so that the public understands the bill coming due.
November 30, 2010
Oklahoma's state board of education must fully fund the states' teacher pension system, despite flexibilty lawmakers recently gave the board, the state's Attorney General says.
November 30, 2010
Thirteen states have made mid-year budget cuts to K-12 education so far this fiscal year, a survey of state financial officers finds.
November 22, 2010
The State Energy Program, funded through the federal stimulus, is one of a number of federal efforts to power schools through cleaner energy.
November 19, 2010
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates tells state education chiefs that during a dismal financial period, they should avoid quick-fix cuts like furloughs, which hurt students.
November 12, 2010
Nevada Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval appears to be considering asking school district to turn over construction money to the cash-strapped state.