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September 17, 2012

Ed. Spending Bloated, Needs More Local Control, Says New Report

A report from State Budget Solutions says education spending in the U.S. is inefficient and that more local control will lead to smarter allocation of resources.

September 13, 2012

Florida Senator Fulminates Over Impact of Some Ed. Policies

The GOP chairman of the Florida Senate's education committee blasts policies that he says have damaged young black males in recent years.

September 11, 2012

Disparate Discipline Policies Discussed, Investigated in California

Concerns about the effect of discipline policies and schools and students have been growing in recent years, including their disparate impact on black and Latino students.

September 11, 2012

Education Commission of the States' President to Retire

Education Commission of the States President Roger Sampson announced that he will retire from the organization by the end of the year.

September 06, 2012

N.C. Superintendent Wants Ed. Progress to be Nonpartisan

North Carolina's June Atkinson appreciated convention remarks about education by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt.

August 20, 2012

School Choice Group's Chairman Takes Over Pa. Recovery District

The Pennsylvania secretary of education has appointed the chairman of a state-level partner of a national school choice advocacy group to lead the turnaround of a troubled district.

August 15, 2012

Virginia 6th Graders Don't Wilt Under Tough New Math Standards

Results for Virginia's Standards of Learning math tests showed pass-rate declines from last year across all grades, with the notable exception of 6th grade students.

August 13, 2012

13 States Adopt 3rd Grade Reading Policies, But Details Vary

In 2013, 13 states passed laws related to 3rd-grade reading proficiency, but there remains a diverse set of interventions and consequences for students struggling with literacy.

August 10, 2012

Kentucky Follows Colorado's Lead in Creating Nonprofit Partner

The Kentucky Board of Education approved the creation of a nonprofit organization to fund education innovation in the state on Aug. 9.

August 09, 2012

Missouri OKs 'Right to Pray' Initiative, and Other State Ballot News

Missouri voters approved a "right to pray" ballot initiative in schools on Aug. 7, while there is also ballot news in Nevada and South Dakota.

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