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September 28, 2010

New Jersey's Chris Christie Touts Education Agenda

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unveils proposals on education, including evaluating teachers and principals based on student performance.

September 28, 2010

In Florida, Union Support for Dems—and an Independent

Florida's largest teachers' union is endorsing Alex Sink for governor, and is backing two candidates—independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek—for U.S. Senate.

September 27, 2010

Richard Riley on Federal and State Roles in Education

Former Secretary of Education Richard Riley says that recent federal efforts to provide support to states, and support common tests, are good policy.

September 22, 2010

Company Pays $14.7 million to State Over Testing Delays

Pearson, a testing company, has agreed to pay more than $14.7 million to the state of Florida after acknowledging testing errors during the administration of the FCAT.

September 15, 2010

Fighting over Edujobs, Religion, and Health Care in the States

Texas senators fight to give the state access to $830 million in federal education jobs aid, while Nebraska education organizations deflect Gov. Dave Heineman's call to oppose the federal health care law.

September 13, 2010

Fixing State Interventions in Struggling School Districts

When trying to fix struggling school districts, states often ignore many of the key educational and political, and organizational factors necessary to make their fixes successful, a report by the Center for American Progress argues.

September 09, 2010

Texas to Feds: Please, Hold Our Edujobs Money

The Department of Education rejects Texas' bid for $830 million. The state asks the feds to hold the money.

September 07, 2010

New Jersey Forges Ahead, Without Race to Top Funds

New Jersey's education agenda goes forward, despite its controversial Race to the Top loss.

September 01, 2010

N.J. Governor, Dems Play Blame Game over Race to Top

New Jersey Democrats are calling for the governor to apologize to the Obama administration for criticizing the Race to the Top process.

June 24, 2010

State Budget Woes: Public Schools in Illinois Take Hit

Illinois education leaders set to vote on deep cuts to pre-K-12 programs.

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