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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 >
Editorial: Why can’t San Diego school board have more independent trustees?
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Sep 12, 6:59 AM: Since Evans took office, the board majority has too often put the interests of adult employees ahead of students. In 2009 — after repeated clashes with the San Diego Education Association, the local teachers union — innovative >
Lawmakers balk at being excluded from decision making in education partnership
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Sep 12, 6:56 AM: A proposal that would dramatically weaken oversight of  — and public access to — an initiative that will pump hundreds of millions of public and private funds into Connecticut schools has run afoul of state legislative >
Opinion: Time to renew promise of educational opportunity for all
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Aug 30, 8:17 AM: As we begin another school year, which is now under a cloud — again — of insufficient funding, I make the commitment that I will do what I was sent to Washington to do: make sure that education is a national priority and that we >
Column: Real education reform brings much-needed change
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Aug 14, 5:24 AM: Education is our state government’s biggest financial commitment and its greatest moral responsibility. For too long, we haven’t been living up to that responsibility.
‘Fought the good fight’: Lee’s Summit lawmaker dies in sleep months after car cras
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Jul 31, 4:48 AM: A 17-year educator in the Raytown School District, Rebecca Roeber was elected to office in 2014. She was the chairwoman of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee and pushed for school choice and charter school >
Glen Casada denies offering financial incentives for school voucher votes in letter
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Jul 22, 6:02 AM: With less than two weeks until his expected resignation as speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Glen Casada issued a letter Sunday morning denying allegations that he offered incentives to lawmakers in exchange for >
Democrat, schools chief in city to talk education
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Jul 16, 7:44 AM: A Democratic state lawmaker said Monday that Indiana education policy is driven by special interests that have found favor with supermajority Republicans at the Statehouse – a view shared by the Republican superintendent of public >
House to hold public hearing on education bill before final vote
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Jun 19, 5:42 AM: Delegates will hold a public hearing on House Bill 206 at 8 a.m. Wednesday and then resume their special session for a third reading and a final vote on passage of the measure. House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, said delegates >
Education Reform Bills Progress in House
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Jun 19, 5:13 AM: Of note, it caps the Senate’s unlimited charter school program in Senate Bill 1039 to a 10-school maximum and gives counties sole power to authorize or reject charter school applications.
Editorial: Support from president irrelevant in education fight
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Jun 18, 7:33 AM: Over the weekend, a report from The Associated Press noted that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, were locked in battle to prove who is more beloved by the Trump administration.
Editorial: Comrie wants more opportunity — Carranza’s just finding jobs for cronies
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Jun 17, 5:17 AM: Kudos to state Sen. Leroy Comrie for coming up with a serious plan to get more black and Hispanic kids into the city’s best high schools: by adding opportunity, not undermining excellence.
Statehouse Beat: House and Senate not singing the same tune
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Jun 17, 4:58 AM: The House’s plan on education, if it has one, may become clearer when the special session resumes Monday. It seems unlikely that House leadership can twist enough arms to shift enough votes to pass the Senate’s omnibus 2.0 bill >

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