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April 02, 2013

Texas K-12 Chief's Interesting Relationship With State Lawmakers

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has said he will implement an A-F school accountability system without lawmakers' approval.

April 02, 2013

Connecticut Gun Control Deal Includes School Security Changes

Connecticut lawmakers appear ready to send new school security and gun control measures to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat.

March 18, 2013

ALEC Releases Model Education Bills; Foes Not Satisfied

The American Legislative Exchange Council has released several of its model bills, including those that deal with K-12 policy.

March 15, 2013

Alabama Gov. Signs Tax-Credit Bill, But Teachers' Union Vows Fight

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed a tax-credit scholarship bill March 14, but a state teachers' union will continue to oppose it.

March 15, 2013

Stop Allowing Guns to Be Openly Carried in Schools, Michigan Dem. Says

A Michigan state lawmaker wants to close what he says is a loophole allowing guns to be openly carried in schools.

March 13, 2013

Bill to Drop Common Core in Alabama Killed by State Senate

The Alabama Senate has tabled a bill that would have required the state to drop the Common Core State Standards, effectively killing the measure.

March 11, 2013

Political Potshots Keep New Mexico K-12 Chief's Fate Up in the Air

New Mexico K-12 chief Hanna Skandera may go another year without being officially confirmed by the state legislature.

March 08, 2013

South Dakota Will Now Permit Guns for Teachers with District Approval

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that allows school districts to arm teachers to improve school security.

March 08, 2013

Federal Rules Would Go Out the Window with Arizona Bill

The Arizona House has passed a bill stating that schools not receiving federal education funds can ignore several federal K-12 regulations.

March 06, 2013

Performance-Funding Plan from Arizona Gov. Brewer Picks Up Steam

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal to fund schools based on performance is gaining momentum in the state legislature.

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