Michigan officials are divided over whether a repeal of a 2011 law means the state will no longer have emergency financial managers.
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September 24, 2012
September 20, 2012
Property tax and aid formulas stymie states ability to help poorer districts, a Center for American Progress report concludes.
September 13, 2012
The GOP chairman of the Florida Senate's education committee blasts policies that he says have damaged young black males in recent years.
August 08, 2012
Wyoming lawmakers took another step in discontinuing an exam for high school juniors in favor of the ACT, despite a request from Washington that the state keep it in place.
July 25, 2012
New data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that while people age 15-29 make up 21 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 39 percent of all new HIV infections, but some states are moving away from comprehensive sex education classes.
July 09, 2012
The first day of the National Forum on Education Policy, hosted by the Education Commission for the States, included discussions about the impacts of new discovers in neuroscience on student learning, and the difficulties states face in developing strong early childhood learning systems.
July 03, 2012
A report on public education spending from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in fiscal 2010, local-level education funding was higher than state-level funding.
July 02, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has granted Iowa a one-year grace period from meeting academic proficiency targets under No Child Left Behind.
June 28, 2012
Texas business leaders are saying the state economy will suffer if critics of new high-stakes standardized tests get their way; Wyoming has started reviewing standards in social studies, science and other subjects; Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a charter school expansion bill; and California passed a budget for next year that relies heavily on a proposed tax increase voters will decide on in November.
June 27, 2012
Iowa is asking for a "one-year freeze on accountability measures in the federal No Child Left Behind Act after the U.S. Department of Education turned down the state's request for a waiver from the federal law last week.