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4/26/2012

4/26/2012

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have opened the door to advertising on the sides of school buses, prompting outrage from the legislation's author: GOP leader Bob Huff.

4/25/2012

4/25/2012

What was supposed to be a routine Birmingham Board of Education meeting today turned into yet another chaotic meeting after the board voted to switch attorneys and former state Superintendent Ed Richardson -- who is leading a state team investigating city schools -- stood up and said the vote goes against state orders that the board vote only on items approved by the state.

4/23/2012

4/23/2012

Teachers in the Madison School District said the Board of Education there violated the law by imposing a 10% pay cut last week that is retroactive to the beginning of the current school year.

4/20/2012

4/20/2012

Mississippi state education officials who already are overseeing seven struggling public school districts are considering taking over an eighth one despite limited resources.

4/20/2012

For months, Leeds Global Partners, a New York-based firm specializing in educational issues as "attractive investment opportunities," has been closely involved in developing Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed school reforms.

4/20/2012

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has thrust himself into the raging illegal immigration debate, proposing a plan that would create a path to legal status for children of illegal immigrants.

4/20/2012

Struggling school districts in Missouri could see significant changes under two pieces of education legislation passed by the Missouri Senate.

4/16/2012

4/16/2012

The New Hampshire Senate Education Committee is weighing the House's version of a plan to give businesses a tax credit for donating to scholarship organizations to send students to private or public schools.

4/10/2012

4/10/2012

The Iowa Senate passed its version of education reform, a significant step in what is becoming a legislative melee to find agreement between the governor and both parties in the final weeks before lawmakers go home.

4/10/2012

Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable.

4/9/2012

4/9/2012

Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable.

4/9/2012

More than two years after California's "parent trigger" law was enacted, things haven't worked out the way school reformers had planned or opponents had feared.

4/9/2012

Last year, Illinois lawmakers passed a status-quo-busting school reform bill that boosted education across the state. It was a proud moment for Illinois.

4/6/2012

4/6/2012

Six-year-old Colton Zajackowski sat at a table Wednesday, reading a book called "The Hungry Giant's Soup" to his teacher Theresa Matz.

4/5/2012

4/5/2012

The Arizona law that prohibits school districts from teaching classes, like the Mexican American Studies classes taught at Tucson Unified School District, says schools can’t teach courses designed “primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.”

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