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Kentucky Senate Confirms All But One Of Beshear’s Board Of Education Picks
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Apr 17, 6:09 AM: Senators voted not to confirm board chair David Karem, a former state lawmaker, and main driver behind the landmark Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. Under state law, appointees who are not confirmed cannot serve again for two >
Editorial: Charleston schools ‘reform’ proposal improving, but it’s still awful
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Mar 16, 5:45 AM: Charleston County’s state senators appear to be backing away from the rash plan by their House counterparts to chop two years off the terms of half the members of the county school board and hold new elections this fall using the >
Editorial: SC school improvements can’t wait any longer; lawmakers must finish the job
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Mar 9, 5:35 AM: South Carolina needs transformative changes to the way we educate children. We need to do a much better job of helping parents prepare their children to learn before they ever start school, and then we need to greet those children >
In attack on lawmakers, commission appointee posted where their kids went to school.
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Feb 26, 7:22 AM: In the post in question, Pierce, a former Metro Nashville school board member, discussed the children of Nashville Democratic Reps. Bo Mitchell and Mike Stewart and listed where they attended school. Mitchell and Stewart, of whom >
New players enter Louisiana’s public school debates; ‘We don’t know where they stand’
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Feb 10, 6:24 AM: Louisiana's education landscape has a new look in 2020, including the key state lawmakers who will decide the fate of bills on charter schools, aid for public schools and teacher job reviews. Both the state House and Senate >
D.C. Council member works to save alternative school slated for closing
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Jan 31, 8:58 AM: A D.C. Council member wants to keep Washington Metropolitan Opportunity Academy open another year, even as top school officials prepare for its closure.
Opinion: Education policy best guided by parents and teachers — not politicians
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Jan 28, 8:16 AM: Elected policy decision makers who lack relevant experience are often placed in important decision-making positions. Next time someone in Hartford gets a big idea on how schools should be run, they should ask the experts, those >
House Republican leader disagrees with governor over education plan
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Jan 16, 6:26 AM: House Republican Leader Blake Filippi said he didn't hear any fundamental education changes from the governor. "We already have one of the highest per pupil costs in the country and I don't know that throwing more money at problem >
Partisan Fault Lines Show As Colorado Lawmakers Get Back To Work
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Jan 9, 6:34 AM: Republicans plan to focus on education reform this session, with an agenda that includes expanded school choice, bonuses for high-performing teachers, and more transparency in school performance ratings. Neville called them >
Commentary: Why SC has to keep pushing forward on education reform
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Jan 6, 6:30 AM: And every day that passes without meaningful education reform is a missed opportunity to better the life of a child. Here in Berkeley County and in much of South Carolina, we see a growing divide between rural and urban areas in >
Education Expected To Dominate 2020 MD Legislative Session
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Dec 26, 8:52 AM: The General Assembly will have a number of priorities for the three-month session — likely none bigger than determining how to fund recommendations on how to transform Maryland’s public education system.<
Promise fulfilled: Beshear breaks up Kentucky Board of Education on first day as governor
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Dec 11, 6:26 AM: In one of his first moves in office, Gov. Andy Beshear dissolved the Kentucky Board of Education on Tuesday, paving the way for a new education chief.
Reforming public education: Why it may be a slippery slope for John Bel Edwards’ 2nd term
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Nov 27, 6:12 AM: In his second term, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is likely to find common ground with the Republican-controlled Legislature on a new round of teacher salary hikes and boosting state aid for early childhood education, officials >
Raimondo: Education is the ‘number one priority’ of second term
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Nov 21, 6:37 AM: From the problems in the capital city to poor accountability results in many districts, it's been made clear by education officials, parents, students and the like that there is a lot of work to do in Rhode Island public >
Newsom has an organized labor problem
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Nov 5, 7:20 AM: Some of California's most powerful unions are openly denouncing Gov. Gavin Newsom less than a year into his tenure, exposing early fractures in the Democratic governor's base after he spurned proposals they considered a bellwether >
Texas education officials recommend replacing Houston ISD’s elected school board
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Oct 31, 5:34 AM: The Texas Education Agency is recommending that the state take over Houston Independent School District — the state's largest public school system — due to its elected school board's "demonstrated inability to appropriately >
School choice, HBCU support top education priorities for Florida’s Legislative Black Caucus
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Oct 23, 6:01 AM: "We believe in investing in public education,” said Rep. Bruce Antone, an Orlando Democrat who serves as the ranking minority member of the House Education Committee. “And we also believe in school choice.
Lt. governor’s next education frontier: out-of-school-time learning
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Oct 22, 7:01 AM: And now, Morales is looking at a different piece of the education puzzle. He’s pushing for learning opportunities outside the school day with the Albuquerque summit, which will focus on building an out-of-school-time network in New >
Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai: public schools are a monopoly and teachers are “special interest peop
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Sep 20, 5:24 AM: In a video posted on Twitter today, Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Marshall) called two apparent public educators “special interest people” and said they “don’t really care about the kids.
Fewer Than Half Of Providence Politicians’ Children Go To Traditional Public Schools
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Sep 17, 5:59 AM: A review by The Public’s Radio shows that fewer than half of the school-age children of elected officials from Providence attend traditional public schools. This finding raises questions about whether elected officials are vested >

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