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The Dade County, Fla., school board is scheduled to vote next week on a proposal that would allow schools in the nation's fourth-largest district to require students to wear uniforms.
When Anne Fox was elected Idaho's state schools superintendent last fall on a back-to-basics platform, State Sen. John Hansen hoped his G.O.P. colleague "would surround herself with the best and the brightest staffers, and get the [education] department operating like a Swiss watch."
You know you're getting close to LeSueur, Minn., when you see the Jolly Green Giant. A larger-than-life replica of the affable vegetable pitchman beckons from the hillside just before you reach the exit along Highway 169.
Recent elections have helped propel education reform, and specifically the governance of education, into the forefront of state legislative agenda.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell writes about the charter school movement.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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