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October 21, 2011

Louisiana Says No to Race to Top, and Senator Isn't Happy

Sen. Mary Landrieu writes a letter to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, wanting to know why his administration did not appy for the latest Race to the Top competition,involving early learning.

October 04, 2011

New Jersey's Christie Not Running for President in 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called himself an ally of President Obama on education, in contrast to White House contenders such as Rick Perry.

September 22, 2011

Idaho Says No to Next Round of Race to Top

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna and Gov. C.L. Otter oppose having the state apply for Race to the Top early learning funds, citing concerns that it will force the state to swallow long-term costs.

August 22, 2011

Monday Roundup: Pa. School Choice, New Oregon Ed. Adviser

A former Pennsylvania secretary of education says the state should take an incremental approach to school choice, to build support for the concept.

August 18, 2011

How Fed Up is Rick Perry with Federal Ed. Policy? Read the Book

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently declared himself a presidential candidates, criticizes both Democrats and Republicans for allowing federal overreach in education.

August 09, 2011

U.S. Ed. Official: States Need to Promote Union-District Cooperation

Joanne Weiss, a top U.S. Department of Education official, says states need to take more of a lead role in bulding bridges between teachers' unions and districts.

June 27, 2011

In Maryland, Thousands of Teachers Getting Schooled on Common Standards

Maryland is using federal Race to the Top dollars to introduce teachers and administrators to common standards at educator "academies." It's being billed as the largest professional development program for educators in the state's history.

June 13, 2011

Monday News Roundup: How Educated Is Your Legislator?

Several good stories have emerged over the past week, including stories that: examine the college-degree attainment of state lawmakers; profile a key political player behind Illinois' sweeping new law on teacher tenure and advancement; and South Carolina's schools chief holds firm in refusing to take part in Race to the Top.

June 03, 2011

Texas Eyes School Cuts, Big Changes to Funding Formula

Texas officials are looking at making $4 billion in cuts to education, less than is required to account for enrollment growth and other factors. Democrats have fought to block those cuts, forcing a special legislative session.

May 31, 2011

Perry vs. Obama in 2012 Would Offer Plenty of Intrigue

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's considering a bid for the White House. The Republican's candidacy would almost certain underscore stark contrasts between him and President Obama on the federal role in education.

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