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January 30, 2013

Charters Poised to Expand in Mississippi...If Lawmakers Can Agree

Both the Mississippi house and senate have passed bills to expand the number of charter schools in 2013, but there are significant differences between them.

January 30, 2013

Wyoming K-12 Chief Stripped of Powers, Files Lawsuit

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed legislation stripping Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of her K-12 authority. Hill has sued to overturn the law.

January 29, 2013

Does 'Revolving Door' for Voucher Lobbyists Spin Fast in Wisconsin?

Voucher lobbyists in Wisconsin include three former Republican speakers in the state Assembly. Vouchers could also expand into Tennessee and North Carolina in 2013.

January 03, 2013

Anti-Common Core Legislation Coming From Indiana Lawmaker

An Indiana state senator said he plans to introduce legislation that would require the state to withdraw from the Common Core State Standards.

December 18, 2012

Teachers Should Carry Guns at School, Texas and Okla. Lawmakers Say

Lawmakers in Oklahoma and Texas have proposed allowing school staff members to be armed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

December 14, 2012

Common Core to Cost Kansas Districts up to $30M Annually

Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Kansas will cost between $32 million and $60 million over the next two years, a state audit reported.

December 13, 2012

Common-Core Implementation Lags in California, Report Argues

California is not moving quickly enough to implement the Common Core State Standards, an education policy and advocacy group argues in a new report published Dec. 10.

December 07, 2012

Education Funding Blame Game in Texas: Districts Decry Lawmakers

Texas school districts suing the state over $5.4 billion in K-12 cuts in 2011 wrapped up their testimony Dec. 5.

December 06, 2012

Would New Emergency Manager Bill Circumvent Michigan Voters?

Michigan lawmakers are considering a new version of the emergency manager law that opponents say would resurrect Public Act 4, which was voted down on Nov. 6.

October 04, 2012

Romney Says Mass. Tops Nation in Education, But Is He Right?

During the Oct. 3 debate, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Massachusetts, where he used to be governor, has the top-ranked education system in the country.

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