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March 02, 2012

Bill to Allow 'Inspirational Messages' Reaches Fla. Governor

The American Civil Liberties Union, among others, has raised concerns about a bill that appears to allow student-led prayer at school assemblies.

February 27, 2012

Mitch Daniels Sees "Tectonic Shift" on Education in States

Indiana's Republican governor credits the Obama administration with challenging teachers' unions and says recent GOP legislative successes reflect a change in public thinking on education issues.

February 17, 2012

Jindal Backs 'Parent Trigger' in Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal favors the creation of a "parent trigger" law, making him just the latest state policymaker to show an interest in the idea.

February 16, 2012

Arizona Measure Seeks to Clean Up Teachers' Speech

A Republican-sponsosed measure would ban swearing and foul language by teachers, as judged by the guidelines of the Federal Communications Commission.

February 14, 2012

N.Y.'s Cuomo Optimistic on Teacher Evaluation Guidelines

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set a deadline for the state and teachers reaching a deal on a new teacher evaluation plan.

February 14, 2012

Two New England States Hold Off on Waivers, for Now

New Hampshire and Maine have decided not to apply for waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, citing concerns about the impact on rural schools.

January 26, 2012

Jeb Bush to GOP: Appeal to Hispanics on Education Issues

The former Florida governor says Republican politicians can win over Hispanic voters by focusing on school choice, digital education, and other ideas the GOP supports.

January 26, 2012

Battling Over Vouchers, and Rhetoric in Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal's rhetoric in promoting his school voucher plan angers teachers union leaders, though the governor says the labor organizations' criticism is misguided.

January 25, 2012

New Poll Shows Support for California Governor's Tax Plan

A poll shows broad support for California Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise taxes to support public education, but voters are also deeply skeptical of government's ability to spend wisely.

January 20, 2012

Jindal Pushing Vouchers, Changes to Teacher Performance

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling for a major expansions of private school vouchers in his state, and proposing eliminating many teacher job protections -- a step taken by a number of other states.

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