The failure of Maryland's General Assembly to pass a balanced budget plan Monday could lead to over $200 million in education cuts by the state unless legislators can meet in a special session and approve a new fiscal deal.
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April 10, 2012
April 09, 2012
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed into law abstinence-only sex education for students on Thursday, repealing a state law passed in 2010 that required schools to teach the benefits of contraceptives in sex education classes
April 06, 2012
The American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that writes model legislation for state lawmakers supporting parent-trigger and charter schools, is getting more attention after the Trayvon Martin shooting and lost two corporate members this week.
April 04, 2012
Republican governors in Iowa and Mississippi are sparring with their GOP-controlled legislatures on education issues related to funding and charter schools, respectively.
April 03, 2012
A law approved by Georgia lawmakers that would create a school and district scoring system has an unusual wrinkle: a measure that measures "financial efficiency."
March 30, 2012
Tennessee is considering "baggy pants" legislation that could make it the latest state to adopt a law prohibiting students from exposing their underwear.
March 30, 2012
I did not mention the Oregon Education Investment Board in my March 28 story on governor-driven education legislation in 2012, because the board was actually established through state legislation last year. However, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber is chairman of that board, and this month the board a...
March 23, 2012
A bill is on the way to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) that would significantly reform the state's maintenance of effort law governing school funding.
March 22, 2012
A fight over education legislation in Louisiana being pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has led to one Democrat saying that GOP tactics are reminiscent of Nazi Germany.
March 19, 2012
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed legislation that would have mandated abstinence-only sex education programs for public school students.