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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, holds a signing ceremony in Las Vegas for a bill that allocates millions of dollars for low-performing schools in poor areas of the state.
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Budgets, Testing Commanded State Lawmakers' Attention

With most legislative sessions complete, the scorecard shows that many states are focused on rebuilding K-12 funding and grappling with the thorny issue of student assessments. (July 10, 2015)

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Educators should dissuade students from entering colleges with low graduation rates, write Joseph Sanacore and Anthony T. Palumbo.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
School vouchers divert millions from public education and do not produce results for students, writes Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
The proposal hammered out after weeks of negotiation includes policies meant to charm members of both parties as they rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
A school district delegation from Anaheim, Calif., traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this spring to learn what it takes to create a robust music education program.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
Jean-Claude Brizard writes that the ESEA's goal of equalizing K-12 funding in states and districts is key to serving low-income students.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
A congressional proposal to roll federal after-school funds into a broader block grant has created an opening for critics and a rallying cry for advocates.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
A last-minute budget deal in New York will have major implications for how the state’s teachers are trained, evaluated, and granted tenure.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
School leaders and researchers often disagree about who should have the ultimate decisionmaking authority over buying blended learning software—central district offices, or individual schools?
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
Half a century after passage of the nation's main K-12 education law, calibrating the proper federal role in education remains an elusive goal and a subject of heated debate.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
When a school superintendent leaves the position, or is fired, it can complicate a district's relationship with private funders that make heavy investments in a variety of school improvement efforts.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week

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