North Carolina's blueprint calls for new investments in technology and data and new approaches to use data. Local schools districts and charter schools appear to be committed to it.
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December 03, 2010
November 19, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been named the head of the Republican Governors Association, the AP reports. Perry has had several run-ins with the Obama adminstration over federal education funding.
November 09, 2010
A Maryland legislative committee votes to reject a regulation that ties teacher evaluation to student peformance, saying it goes beyond state law.
November 01, 2010
State EdWatch will be examining the results of governors' and state superintendents' races. Check Politics K-12 for the latest federal updates.
October 27, 2010
Eleven states, plus D.C., are staging elections for state school boards on Nov. 2, races that could shape curriculum and textbook content, and broader education policy.
October 12, 2010
A new study rates the progressive and regressive nature of state school funding policies, in terms of whether they direct enough money to poor districts.
October 11, 2010
Kerri Briggs, former state superintendent of education in Washington, D.C., has moved on to the George W. Bush Institute.
October 08, 2010
North Carolina will no longer require "gateway" end-of-grade and end-of-course tests that determined student promotion. Those measures were not having much effect anyway, state officials found.
October 07, 2010
School districts have been hammered by "The Great Recession," and it could be years before they recover, because of poor state finances, lagging home prices, and other factors, a new report concludes.
October 07, 2010
A new paper examined how Race to the Top is being implemented in Delaware and Tennessee. State officials are working hard to explain the plans in local communities.