A ballot item in Colorado would allow voters to increase sales and income taxes, for a five-year-period, to support public education.
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October 28, 2011
October 25, 2011
A new report attempts to offer models for states and charter schools to lower the costs of their teacher pension programs, despite the restrictions many charters face in that area.
October 11, 2011
The Campaign for Educational Equity argues in favor of much greater out-of-school services for students, saying it will bring educational and economic gains.
October 04, 2011
Iowa's Republican governor, Terry Branstad, proposes a new, four-tier pay system for teachers, merit pay, and annual evaluation of educators.
September 22, 2011
At least 27 states made changes to state pension systems this year, and about 15 of them are asking public employees to pay more, measures that will affect teachers.
September 20, 2011
Pennsylvania school districts are cutting thousands of jobs, a survey finds, with state officials saying districts have been hurt by the loss of federal stimulus funds.
September 19, 2011
For the first time in a decade, states cut taxes more than they increased them, a dropoff caused by the expiration of temporary tax increases, a new report says.
September 09, 2011
President Barack Obama says his jobs plan would save 280,000 school positions; that's roughly the number lost in districts since 2008, by one estimate.
September 06, 2011
States and school districts are cutting spending on school transportation, which often means longer bus rides and longer walks to bus stops for students.
September 02, 2011
Many states' per-pupil spending on education has fallen below 2008 levels, according to a a new report.