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October 07, 2011

State Ed Advocacy Group, 50CAN, Looks to Expand

A school advocacy group, 50CAN, wants to expand nationally; the organization is one of several education interest groups that are playing an aggressive role in shaping state policy.

October 05, 2011

Teachers' Unions Say Ala. Immigration Law Unfair, Intrusive

Dennis Van Roeke,l of the National Education Association, and Randi Weingarten, of the American Federation of Teachers, say a law that requires schools to check students' immigration status at enrollment is unfair and unnecessary.

October 04, 2011

New Jersey's Christie Not Running for President in 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called himself an ally of President Obama on education, in contrast to White House contenders such as Rick Perry.

September 29, 2011

Iowa Schools Chief Defends Trip Paid by Pearson Foundation

Jason Glass, director of education for the state of Iowa, faces an ethics complaint over a trip to Brazil that he and other state schools chiefs took, paid for by the foundation of Pearson, the publisher.

September 28, 2011

Back to School with Obama

In his third annual "back-to-school" speech, President Obama urged students to continue their education after high school, saying the changing workplace demands it.

September 13, 2011

Private School Vouchers, Chilean Style

A study examines Chile's longstanding private school voucher model and finds that larger, private-school networks outperform smaller, independnet private schools.

September 08, 2011

Ohio Battle Over Collective Bargaining Takes to TV

Supporters and foes of Ohio's new bill limiting teachers' and other workers' collective-bargaining law have begun to take their case to the public through TV ads.

August 22, 2011

Monday Roundup: Pa. School Choice, New Oregon Ed. Adviser

A former Pennsylvania secretary of education says the state should take an incremental approach to school choice, to build support for the concept.

August 17, 2011

Two Wisconsin Democrats Win Recall Elections

Democrats hold on to two seats in the final two Wisconsin recall elections, but the state's GOP will continue to hold a 17-16 majority in the state's senate.

August 09, 2011

Sacramento Mayor Says City Officials Can Lead on Literacy

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who also happens to be Michelle Rhee's fiancee, says mayors can play an active role in promoting literacy, even without mayoral control.

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