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April 05, 2011

Will States Hold the Line on Tax Hikes? History Says No

A new analysis shows that states tend to raise taxes at the end of recessions, in an effort to recover lost revenue. Will lawmakers and governors do the same in 2011?

April 04, 2011

Changing Teacher Tenure and Pay, the Minnesota Edition

Minnesota lawmakers consider legislation that would loosen requirements for superintendents to lay off newly hired teachers first. The measure also seeks to prevent further adoption of Common Core standards.

April 01, 2011

Indiana Legislation to Support Vouchers on the Move

An Indiana bill is being described as offering vouchers to middle-class families. Supporters say it could become the broadest voucher program in the country, if it gains final approval by the legislature.

April 01, 2011

Ohio Governor Signs Bargaining Law. Is Referendum Next?

Ohio lawmakers have approved a measure that would limit teachers' and other public employees' collective bargaining rights. But union officials are vowing to pursue a referendum to overturn it.

March 30, 2011

Race to Top: Two Ohio Districts, Two Different Stories

An Education Week story examines one school district that is taking part in the federal program and another that is not.

March 30, 2011

Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Law in Limbo

A circuit court judge in Wisconsin prevents Gov. Scott Walker's controversial measure to curb collective bargaining rights for teachers and others from going forward.

March 28, 2011

Teachers' Unions Regrouping After Early Losses

Despite being knocked back by legislation in several states, teachers' unions are stepping up their advocacy through legal action, mass communication with their membres, fundraising and other means.

March 28, 2011

Cuomo, Lawmakers Reach Deal on Budget in New York

Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers have committed to cutting overall state spending, and school spending, and creative a new competitive fund for districts.

March 22, 2011

Another Attempt to Lift Class-Size Limits in Florida

A constitutional amendment to change class sizes was defeated at the ballot box in 2010, but state lawmakers are crafting legislation that they hope would ease those restrictions, which they say place too many burdens on school districts.

March 21, 2011

In Delaware, Joe Biden, Arne Duncan Tout Race to Top

The education secretary and the vice president will promote the federal Race to the Top competition on a visit to a Delaware high school that is trying to turn itself around.

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