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March 18, 2011

Wisconsin Judge Blocks Bargaining Law—Now What?

A Dane County, Wisc., judge issues a temporary restraining order preventing the state's controversial collective bargaining bill from taking effect.

March 17, 2011

Two Idaho Education Bills Become Law, and a Third Awaits

Two pieces of legislation, which collectively would phase out tenure for teachers and create a merit pay system for teachers and administrators, are signed into law by Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

March 16, 2011

Florida Legislature Approves Teacher Tenure, Merit-Pay Bill

A controversial measure to end teacher tenure in Florida and implement merit pay has cleared the legislation and goes to Gov. Rick Scott, who has voiced support for it.

March 15, 2011

Ohio State Schools Chief Says She Was Pressured to Resign

Deborah Delisle resigns as Ohio's superintendent of public instruction, saying she was pressured to do so by Gov. John Kasich's office.

March 15, 2011

Fake Memo Circulated in Indiana Schools Debate

A memo bearing Indiana state schools chief Tony Bennett's name turns out to be a fake, and appears to have been circulated by opponents of a plan he supports to change how teachers are paid and evaluated.

March 14, 2011

What's Next for Wisconsin?

Wisconsin's controversial bill to curb collective bargaining regulations is now law. What happens now, in terms of school district policy and union politics?

March 09, 2011

Idaho Collective Bargaining Measure Clears Legislature

A plan to limit teachers' collective bargaining rights to wage and benefits issues has been approved by the Idaho House, after clearing the state Senate earlier. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has voiced support for the measure

March 08, 2011

Ohio Governor Touts Collective Bargaining Bill, and TFA

Gov. John Kasich defends a controversial proposal to curb collective bargaining rights in Ohio, and says the state needs to bring Teach for America educators to its schools.

March 08, 2011

A Badger State Breakdown, Courtesy of PolitiFact

PolitiFact breaks down the various claims from the Wisconsin battle over collective bargaining rights for teachers and others, and finds both sides straying from the truth on occasion.

March 07, 2011

Wisconsin Governor's Agenda, for Third Grade

Lost in the furor of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to put new limits on public employees' collective bargaining is a plan he has to try to promote literacy by 3rd grade.

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