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Gov. Jerry Brown has appealed the Vergara v. California ruling that found the state's teacher-tenure and -dismissal laws unfairly saddle disadvantaged students with weaker teachers.
September 2, 2014 - AP
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the Obama administration of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the common-core education standards.
August 27, 2014 - AP
Partisan gridlock has stalled action on major education legislation in Congress, and analysts are split on how a GOP takeover would affect that.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete."
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Most states are feeling a modest funding lift, experts on education finance say, but revenue streams remain unstable.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Like tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who've arrived in the country since last fall, David brings harsh memories, and his family’s hopes, as he starts middle school in the District of Columbia.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
A shakeup at StudentsFirst puts the spotlight on similar organizations as they look to balance their broader profiles with local advocacy and coalition building.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
The Education Department will let states with NCLB waivers seek a delay in tying student test scores to teacher evaluations until the 2015-16 school year.
August 22, 2014 - Education Week
U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. signed an order that will halt payments the state of Arkansas has been making to three Little Rock-area districts to boost integration.
August 22, 2014 - AP

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