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October 04, 2010

Teacher Pensions and Election Politics

As state pension systems squeeze budgets, they've emerged as a major issue in several state governors' races, with some candidates vowing to reign them in.

October 01, 2010

Election 2010: Teachers' Unions Put Time, Money into Campaigns

The nations' two largest teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, are putting a lot of time and money into state elections this fall.

September 30, 2010

On the Education Ballot This Fall: School Spending and Taxes

Two California unions are supporting ballot initiatives that would have a big impact on taxes and spending, and potentially, school funding.

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 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 23, 2010

Texas AG, Governor Take the Feds to Court Over Edujobs

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the U.S. Department of Education was wrong to reject the state's application for $830 million in federal schools aid.

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 21, 2010

In Post-Palin Alaska, a Union Endorsement

The Alaska state affiliate of the National Education Association endorses Democrat Ethan Berkowitz over Republican Sean Parnell.

September 20, 2010

Who Needs Edujobs? Ohio Weighs In

A newspaper's survey of 17 Ohio school districts found that just 500 teachers, secretaries, and other school wokers lost their jobs this year, and that those systems plan to save their edujobs funding for the rough times ahead.

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.

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