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5/25/2012

5/25/2012

Tens of thousands of North Carolina public school students would leave for private classrooms if they got tuition help of up to $4,000 a year funded by corporations able to donate their money instead of paying state taxes, an analysis showed for legislation introduced Wednesday.

5/25/2012

State schools Superintendent Tommy Bice says he prefers that local superintendents keep their school year at 180 days, but he respects their right to make their own decisions on the matter, even if that means cutting days.

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced an extensive list of education policy advisers, further adding to the growing roster of voices helping the presumptive Republican presidential nominee flesh out his policies on major national issues.

5/21/2012

5/21/2012

Nebraska public schools spent more than $457,000 last year on lobbying legislators, an amount that has increased recently despite a law that bans the use of state money for district lobbying.

5/18/2012

5/18/2012

Metro Nashville’s school zoning plan promotes integration by offering choice, national desegregation expert Leonard Stevens testified Wednesday in the final day of a trial over whether the district unfairly moved black students.

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the education reform bill into law during a formal ceremony.

5/16/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to increase the number of cyber charter schools and opened up eligibility for dual enrollment programs.

5/16/2012

Washington County civil court trial involving middle-school bullying ended in favor of the Beaverton (Wash.) School District last week. 

5/15/2012

5/15/2012

Wisconsin's application for flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind law is at risk of being denied, according to a federal review that found the state's proposal for holding schools accountable vague and deficient.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

A legislative panel decided on Thursday to drop efforts to move forward with charter school and school flexibility legislation, which was one of the top agenda items for Republican lawmakers and Gov. Robert Bentley going into this session.

5/11/2012

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to hold back some third-graders not reading at grade level. But Gov. John Kasich, who originally proposed the concept, said the Senate’s version undermines his vision to improve education.

5/9/2012

5/9/2012

Connecticut lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to overhaul the state's public education and attempt to close one of the nation's largest achievement gaps between rich and poor.

5/4/2012

5/4/2012

Gov. Chris Gregoire challenged her potential successors to pursue new revenue in support of education, saying that she wished the state had committed more money to schools in this year’s budget.

5/4/2012

Since becoming Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education this past fall, Stefan Pryor has brought in highly paid consultants with ties to the charter school community to help craft Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sweeping education reform package.

5/1/2012

5/1/2012

A federal lawsuit against a Florida school district alleges two black women who scored well on an adult skills test in 2010 were accused of cheating because, they were told, "you people don't score that high."

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