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February 04, 2014

Colorado District Leaders Press for More Funding, Power

A group of Colorado school superintendents call for an additional $275 million in state public-school funding on top of a proposed increase from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

January 30, 2014

Sea of Japan Puts Virginia Gov. McAuliffe in Hot Water With Textbook Spat

A pledge by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to address the name of a sea between Japan and the Korean Peninsula in Virginia textbooks has highlighted historical animosities.

January 29, 2014

Wyoming State Chief Wins Court Battle Over Her Job, But War Continues

Cindy Hill has said she'll resume her previous duties as Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, but an ongoing state investigation into her conduct still could pose problems.

January 27, 2014

Idaho K-12 Chief Tom Luna Announces He Won't Seek Another Term in 2014

In not seeking a third term, Luna said he hopes that his decision means policy recommendations from a state task force stand a better chance of survival.

January 16, 2014

Most Candidates for Georgia K-12 Chief's Post Oppose Common Core

Among candidates for state superintendent in Georgia, there's mostly opposition to the common core, even as the state chamber of commerce continues to support them.

December 19, 2013

Proposed Ballot Measure Could Put New Mexico's Skandera on Thin Ice

A state senator wants voters to decide whether to create an elected state school board that would pick the state superintendent, now chosen by the governor.

December 16, 2013

South Carolina Superintendent Zais Won't Seek Second Term in 2014

Zais pushed for expanded school choice in South Carolina and also expressed consistent opposition to the Common Core State Standards.

December 13, 2013

Bill to Bar Educators From Political Activity Withdrawn by Missouri Senator

The bill had been described by its author, state Sen. Will Kraus, a Republican, as a "starting point" in dealing with the political influence of educators.

November 21, 2013

Group Seeking End to Missouri Teacher Tenure Got Help from K-12 Chief Nicastro

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said she did nothing improper in reviewing and making recommendations about a 2014 ballot initiative's language.

November 08, 2013

Ex-Chicago Schools Boss Paul Vallas to Be Illinois Governor's Running Mate

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has picked former Chicago public schools CEO Paul Vallas to be his running mate as lieutenant governor in 2014.

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