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.
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October 04, 2010
October 01, 2010
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
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 Gov. Chris Christie unveils proposals on education, including evaluating teachers and principals based on student performance.
September 27, 2010
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 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
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
The Alaska state affiliate of the National Education Association endorses Democrat Ethan Berkowitz over Republican Sean Parnell.
September 20, 2010
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
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.