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October 01, 2010

Election 2010: Teachers' Unions Put Time, Money into Campaigns

The nations' two largest teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, are putting a lot of time and money into state elections this fall.

September 30, 2010

On the Education Ballot This Fall: School Spending and Taxes

Two California unions are supporting ballot initiatives that would have a big impact on taxes and spending, and potentially, school funding.

September 27, 2010

Richard Riley on Federal and State Roles in Education

Former Secretary of Education Richard Riley says that recent federal efforts to provide support to states, and support common tests, are good policy.

September 21, 2010

In Post-Palin Alaska, a Union Endorsement

The Alaska state affiliate of the National Education Association endorses Democrat Ethan Berkowitz over Republican Sean Parnell.

September 17, 2010

Election 2010: Don't Forget the States

There could major upheaval this fall, with 37 governors' and seven state superintendents' races on the November ballot. More than 6,000 state legislative seats are also up for grabs

September 14, 2010

Former GOP Chairman: I Was Wrong on Back-to-School Speech

Jim Greer, the embattled former chairman of Florida's Republican party, publicly apologizes to President Obama, saying he was influenced by "extremists" in the party.

September 07, 2010

An Edujobs Fight in Texas as Politicians Square Off

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Congressman Lloyd Doggett spar over rules attached to the recently enacted Education Jobs Fund.

July 21, 2010

Meg Whitman Uses Education to Court Latino Vote in Calif.

But schools remain largely off the radar screen in battle to become the state's next chief executive.

July 15, 2010

Alabama Teachers Org. Helps Underdog Win GOP Runoff

The Alabama Education Association actively campaigned against the favored GOP candidate in the state's runoff election.

June 09, 2010

State Schools Chief Primaries Prompt Runoffs in Calif., S.C.

Races for schools chiefs in the two states won't be decided until November.

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