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March 28, 2012

Buffalo Schools Illustrate Difficulties of N.Y. Evaluations

Buffalo is embarking on yet another attempt to reach a teacher evaluation deal that New York state approves in a bid to recover School Improvement Grant money.

March 23, 2012

Maryland General Assembly Passes School Funding Reform

A bill is on the way to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) that would significantly reform the state's maintenance of effort law governing school funding.

March 21, 2012

S.C. Superintendent Questions Number of School Awards

South Carolina superintendent suggests that new criteria making more schools eligible for recognition might be inflating the number of awards.

March 16, 2012

Minn. House Approves Partial Repayment to Schools

The Minnesota House of Representatives approved a plan on March 15 that would use rainy day fund to pay down part of the $2.4 billion debt the state has to its public schools.

March 14, 2012

S.D. Governor Signs New Teacher Evaluation Law

North Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) signed a new teacher evaluation and performance pay law on Tuesday, over the protests of the state teachers union.

March 08, 2012

Survey: N.C. Teachers Say High-Stakes Tests Dominate Classes

A survey of North Carolina teachers shows that more than 50 percent of them spend over half their class time preparing students for high-stakes tests.

February 29, 2012

California Asks for NCLB Waiver, but Without Strings

California wants a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act -- but not under the conditions assigned by the Obama administration, in its offer to provide states with flexbility.

February 27, 2012

Mitch Daniels Sees "Tectonic Shift" on Education in States

Indiana's Republican governor credits the Obama administration with challenging teachers' unions and says recent GOP legislative successes reflect a change in public thinking on education issues.

February 25, 2012

Governors Talk Funding, Federal Role in Education

Governors from around the country convene for the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington.

February 22, 2012

Conn. Governor Promotes Changes to Teacher-Tenure System

Gov. Dannel Malloy, of Connecticut, is trying to overhaul the process for awarding teacher tenure, and taking heat for it.

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