Governors in several states are pursuing proposals that would give them more power over school issues, in some cases by removing it from state boards or consolidating agencies.
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April 18, 2011
April 14, 2011
Illinois lawmakers, teachers' unions, and advocacy groups are touting a deal that they say will make it easier for districts to hire and retain qualified teachers, and dismiss poor-performing ones.
April 13, 2011
Texas would be able to secure $830 million in federal emergency education aid under the federal budget deal now working its way through Congress.
April 12, 2011
The legislation is one of several measures to private taxpayer funds to cover students' private school tuitions under debate in statehouses this year.
April 11, 2011
Making changes to pension systems isn't a cure-all for state budget woes, and in fact won't be of much help in the short term, argues one conservative author.
April 09, 2011
Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to cut state spending on schools over the next two year. Some say the result of those cuts will be massive school layoffs, but others say those fears are exaggerated.
April 08, 2011
A Tennessee bill that seeks to allow teachers to help students "analyze, critique, and review," scientific topics cleared the House of Representatives. Critics say it targets evolution, specifically.
April 07, 2011
Republicans von legislative victories in Ohio and Wisconsin to strip teachers of many collective bargaining rights. But those measures now face legal and political challenges.
April 06, 2011
States and school districts are finally reaching the "funding cliff"--the point at which $100 billion in economic stimulus money runs out. Many are expected to be forced to make major cuts to programs and personnel.
April 06, 2011
The race between incumbent Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg is being billed as a fight over Gov. Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining law.