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July 15, 2011

Stand for Children Leader Catches Heat

Jonah Edelman, the chief executive officer of Stand for Children, apologizes for remarks he made at an event describing his group's work securing political support for legislation that tied teacher advancement to performance in Illinois.

July 15, 2011

Minn. Deal Would End Shutdown by Delaying School Aid

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has apparently reached a deal with Republican lawmakers to end his state's government shutdown.

July 08, 2011

Iowa Plans a Push for Education

Iowa officials are inviting schools experts and state leaders from around the country to an "Education Summit" this month, amid worries about education funding.

July 05, 2011

Michelle Rhee Touts the DREAM Act

Michelle Rhee, the former District of Columbia schools chancellor, says the DREAM Act, which has stalled in Congress, is "good for kids and good for our country."

July 01, 2011

Minn. Government Shuts Down: What It Means for Schools

Most state money will still flow to schools during Minnesota's government shutdown but state functions like renewing teacher liscensing, and judging whether schools have made adequate yearly progress, will stop.

July 01, 2011

New Governors Squeezing State Ed. Boards' Authority

At least 14 states have made efforts to weaken or significantly alter the power of state boards of education, by one count. In some of those states, those efforts are being led by new governors who want to put their stamp on school policy.

June 29, 2011

UPDATED: California Approves Deep Budget Cuts

California passes a budget that will create deep budget cuts in the state's university system, and could result in deep reductions to K-12 schools if state revenues don't improve.

June 28, 2011

Idaho Schools Superintendent Won't Face Recall

An effort to recall Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna failed to get the necessary signatures to have the item placed on the ballot.

June 24, 2011

N.J. Latest State to Move on Pension, Health Care Changes

A bill that would require teachers and many other public workers to pay much more for pensions and health care clears tNew Jersy's General Assembly. Gov. Chris Christie supports it but Democrats are divided.

June 22, 2011

Texas Pulling Out of Council of Chief State School Officers

Texas has pulled out of the Council of Chief State School Officers, an influential Washignton organization helping lead the effort to create common academic standards across states.

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