Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 9:57am
The education dynamic setting up in this year’s Legislature goes like this: School superintendents and teacher groups are pressing legislators to restore school funding that was cut in the 2011 session while also pushing for a new way of measuring and testing students and their schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:43pm
School districts involved in a lawsuit over school funding are asking the state Supreme Court not to reconsider its ruling that allows districts to keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than what is set under Arkansas' funding formula.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:10pm
Indiana’s new schools superintendent, Glenda Ritz, is making some allies in the Statehouse: Republican legislators who pushed the education-reform laws that triggered a wave of voter discontent that carried the Democrat Ritz into her new job.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:05pm
Gov. Rick Perry had called it “foolish and irresponsible” for Texas to apply for funds from the Obama administration’s signature education initiative. He feared Race to the Top funding would come with too many federal mandates on how to run classrooms in his state.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:02pm
If turnout at a charter school conference held Saturday in Tacoma is any measure, there’s definitely some interest in the independently managed, publicly financed schools that were approved by voters in November.