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April 25, 2012
Literacy advances; ASSET doesn’t
The early childhood literacy bill has passed a crucial committee test, but the undocumented students tuition bill died in a House panel.
April 24, 2012
Literacy, ASSET vie for attention
Proposed Senate amendments to the early childhood literacy bill would give school districts more flexibility and a lot more money.
April 23, 2012
School finance act moves to Senate
Several significant education bills moved ahead Monday at the Capitol, including the school finance act.
April 22, 2012
Legislative calendar April 23-27
Here is the calendar of education-related legislative meetings for April 23-27.
April 19, 2012
Budget passes Senate, goes back to JBC
The largely harmonious process of developing next year’s state budget took another big step with 30-5 Senate approval Thursday.
April 17, 2012
A Lobato debate in the House?
The House may get a chance to debate an issue lawmakers have been avoiding all session – the Lobato school funding case.
April 16, 2012
Funding fight brews over literacy bill
House leaders are holding the 2012-13 school funding bill until they know what the Senate will do with literacy legislation.
April 15, 2012
Legislative calendar April 16-20
Here’s the calendar of education-related meetings in the legislature for April 16-20.
April 12, 2012
A little dustup in Senate Ed
The bill to provide state stipends for nationally board certified teachers hit an unexpected speed bump in the Senate Thursday.
April 11, 2012
Dems have futile fun with budget
Education funding figured prominently in the annual political comedy of debating floor amendments to the state budget bill.
April 10, 2012
Trans fats ban limps out of Senate
A bill that would ban trans fats in most foods served at schools has squeaked out of the Senate on an 18-17 vote.
April 9, 2012
School finance, ASSET bills move
Next year’s school funding bill passed a committee easily after a brief diversion, and the ASSET bill passed the Senate in a surprising way.
April 6, 2012
Legislative calendar April 9-13
Here’s the calendar of education-related meetings in the legislature for April 9-13.
April 5, 2012
College regulation bill moves ahead
A key higher education bill passes its first committee, and the 2012-13 school finance bill is introduced.
April 4, 2012
Open bargaining bill killed
A school collective bargaining bill dies, and a gambling bill with a higher ed angle gets an interesting makeover.
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