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December 15, 2011

Shock Treatment: Scores Jumped, Then Stalled, After NCLB

The No Child Left Behind Act contributed to a major increase in student performance initially, but those those gains have leveled off, a new report argues.

December 14, 2011

Districts Sue Over School Texas School Funding System

A school-funding lawsuit filed by MALDEF, an advocacy system for Latino communities, comes the same year that Texas lawmakers imposed major budget cuts on K-12.

December 06, 2011

Study Finds Only 13 State Laws Address Off-Campus Bullying

A new review of state bullying laws by the federal Department of Education finds wide variation in protection and punishment for students who are bullied and harassed.

December 05, 2011

Setting a Higher Standard for Teacher Entry in Iowa

As part of a package of education proposals, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad wants to set a minimum 3.0 grade-point average for admission to state teacher colleges.

November 30, 2011

Report Ranks Districts on Promoting School Choice, Competition

New York, Chicago, and Duval County, Fla., score well on a ranking of districts that provide students with access to school choice and competition. Orange County, and Miami, Fla., Dallas, and Philadelphia, among others, fare poorly.

November 29, 2011

Nearly 20 States Made Midyear Cuts to K-12, Report Finds

State budgets are improving, albeit slowly, according to a new report, but the gains weren't strong enough to avoid mid-year cuts to K-12, which were made by 18 states.

November 15, 2011

Effort to Recall Wis. Governor Begins, and He Fights Back

Opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who successfully pushed a controversial measure to limit teachers' collective bargaining rights, have launched an effort to recall him from office.

November 11, 2011

Wisconsin Cuts Resulted in School Job Losses, Survey Shows

A survey of Wisconsin school districts finds budget cuts imposed by Gov. Scott Walker resulted in roughly 4,000 school job losses. Walker says those numbers are misleading, and that his cost-control policies are working.

November 02, 2011

Colorado Tax Increase for Schools Goes Down to Defeat

Proposition 103, a measure that would raise taxes to help public schools, was one of the most closely watched issues on the ballot in 2011.

October 27, 2011

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Voucher Measure

Pennsylvania would become one of a number of states to approve school voucher laws, if a bill approved by the state Senate this week takes effect.

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