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January 07, 2013

Michelle Rhee's Group Grades States, And No One Gets an A

A "report card" of states by the Sacramento-based StudentsFirst school advocacy groups gave most states poor marks for their policies on teachers and school choice.

November 28, 2012

Indiana's State Schools Chief Reflects on Election Defeat

Bennett spoke with Education Week at the Foundation for Excellence in Education's annual conference, an event organized by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and shared his thoughts on the loss at the polls, and what the future holds.

November 27, 2012

Jeb Bush Urges Allies to Stand Firm on Ed Policy

By Sean Cavanagh Washington Jeb Bush, whose political aspirations are a favorite source of speculation in this city, urged attendees at an education conference he organized to act as aggressive champions of contentious school policies—regardless of the political fallout. The former Republic...

November 07, 2012

Tax Hike Passes in California, K-12 Dodges Cuts

California voters approved new taxes on wealthy residents, sparing K-12 from $4.8 billion in projected; they also rejected curbs on union and corporation political spending.

November 07, 2012

Arizonans Reject Sales Tax Hike to Fund K-12

Arizona voters rejected a measure that would have boosted K-12 funding by about $625 million a year through the extension of a sales tax increase.

November 07, 2012

Bennett Loses Indiana Chief's Post, Charters Win in Georgia

The upset of Indiana's activist state school superintendent came on a day when state-level ballot measures around the country focused on education policy.

November 06, 2012

Atkinson Keeps Superintendent's Job in North Carolina

Democrat June Atkinson has been re-elected to a third term despite a Republican trend in North Carolina.

November 06, 2012

Fla. Voters Reject Amendment on Aid to Religious Schools

Sunshine State voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have paved the way for taxpayer-funded vouchers to religious schools.

November 06, 2012

Ga. Voters Approve Statewide Authorizing for Charters

A controversial charter school amendment to allow statewide authorization was approved by Georgia voters on Election Day.

October 10, 2012

Cash, Votes, and Charter History in the Evergreen State

A Washington State poll shows a ballot measure to allow charter schools in the state has a plurality of support, and spending on the campaigns related to the initiative has approached $5 million.

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