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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, leaves a news conference with Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, right, and Sen. Eddie Lucio, left, after presenting a package of legislation, including education-related bills, at the Texas Capitol in Austin on March 3.
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Texas Lawmakers Wrangle a Herd of Education Bills

School choice, a state-run district, teacher evaluations, and K-12 funding are among the issues facing legislators now in the midst of their biennial session. (March 31, 2015)

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Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an effort to fuel collaboration between regular public schools and charters, at a time when several big-city districts have sought similar ties.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Public and private financing is not keeping up with demand for charters, says the report, which also highlights how states can make it easier for the schools to pay for facilities.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says.
September 15, 2014 - Education Week
Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week
The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Some see the independent, statewide panels as a way to improve the quality of charters; others aren't so sure.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
It's time to untangle the logistical knots and administrative hurdles that surround choice and charters in many places, Robin Lake writes.
August 18, 2014 - Education Week

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