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July 27, 2011

State Education Agencies as Vehicles for Change?

A new report looks at the institutional and management challenges state education agencies face as they work to implement state and federal mandates.

July 22, 2011

Fighting Over 'Red Tape Reduction' Law in Louisiana

A judge declares that a state law, meant to give districts the right to ignore certain state education laws, is unconstitutional.

June 21, 2011

Virginia's Gerard Robinson Chosen as Florida's Schools Chief

Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson has been named as Florida's new commissioner of education. He replaces Eric J. Smith.

June 20, 2011

Rapid Turnover of State Schools Chiefs Across the Country

Eighteen new state superintendents of education have taken over since the beginning of 2011, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers. The churn comes as states push for major policy changes and face major economic difficulties.

June 16, 2011

Fordham Official: Is America Ready for Rick Perry's Education Policies?

Chester Finn of the Fordham Institute questions whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry's anti-federal government policies would make sense for the nation's schools. Perry has said he's considering a run for president.

June 15, 2011

What's Next for Wisconsin Districts, Following Court Decision?

Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld a new law law that restricts collective bargaining for teachers and many other public employees s districts brace for budget and labor challenges..

June 02, 2011

Pitching Collaboration, Not Combat, at the Aspen Institute

Stakeholders from a successful district-union partnership in Pittsburgh, Pa. discussed ways to manage negotiations without rancor at an Aspen Institute discussion today.

June 01, 2011

Don't Bet on Savings from a Four-Day School Week, ECS Says

One of the most far-reaching options considered by school districts trying to save costs is the move to the four-day school week. But the savings from that option are often overstated, an analysis finds.

May 16, 2011

John King Named Education Commissioner in New York

John King, a 36-year-old Brooklyn native, has been named New York's next education commisioner. He will be the first African-American and Puerto Rican to hold the job.

May 10, 2011

A Less-Publicized School Plan from Mitch Daniels

A recent measure signed into law by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will switch local school board elections from the spring to the fall.

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