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January 9, 2018
Teachers unions are ‘thrilled’ by Gov. Cuomo’s education agenda, but school funding remains in play
As Cuomo seeks re-election and maybe a presidential bid, he has championed progressive values. Advocates wonder whether that will turn into more funding for education.
who rules the schools
April 5, 2017
Budget deal could extend mayoral control of New York City schools for one year
Lawmakers are likely to give Mayor Bill de Blasio another one-year extension of mayoral control, a source confirmed
June 10, 2016
New York’s teacher evaluations aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they’re getting a makeover that nobody planned
Despite moratorium on using state tests, schools are still on the hook to evaluate teachers and the results can still be used to make decisions about educators’ futures.
Staying in school
March 3, 2016
Teen mothers push for law change on child support
Teen mothers from a Denver high school are pushing for a new law they say would make it easier to get child care assistance and help them stay in school.
Bills to watch
January 20, 2016
School vouchers bill clears key House panel in Tennessee’s perennial legislative debate
For the first time, a proposal to provide school vouchers clears a key House subcommittee after years of being stalled.
January 12, 2016
Here are the 45 Tennessee education laws already passed during this legislative session
From high-profile laws about Common Core to others that flew under the radar, here's what's already passed during the first half of the 109th General Assembly.
November 30, 2015
How a Memphis lawmaker quietly passed a law that may have kept your school from state takeover
The state's youngest legislator, Rep. Raumesh Akbari shepherded into law a new policy that has had a major impact on schools in Memphis and Nashville. Here's how.
June 17, 2015
Senate Republicans push proposal that could add city charters without raising cap
Senate Republicans are now pushing a proposal that would increase the number of charter schools allowed to open in New York City without raising the state’s overall cap.
April 23, 2015
As Tennessee lawmakers end session, did legislature ‘get education right?’
A recap of education legislation from the 109th Tennessee General Assembly
April 7, 2015
Legislature debates whether grading schools boosts transparency or stigmatizes poorly resourced schools
Tennessee schools might soon come under the same grading system as the students they serve.
March 25, 2015
Common Core compromise prevailing over more extreme bills on education standards
While some lawmakers say more transparency and community input is all that is needed to make them more comfortable with the Common Core, others want them to die a dramatic legislative death.
February 2, 2015
Legislature to consider heavy issue with backpack resolution
Concerned about the long-term health impact of heavy backpacks, a Tennessee lawmaker asks educators, parents and students to learn about the issue and take steps to lighten the load.
January 27, 2015
Bill: ASD’s charter schools could enroll outside of residential zones
Charter schools say they need more enrollment flexibility within the state's Achievement School District for underperforming schools; opponents fear more students and funding could be siphoned from traditional schools.
January 9, 2015
Watch Indiana legislators, superintendents discuss school funding issues
Chalkbeat and WFYI brought key Indiana legislators and two school district superintendents together Thursday at the Indianapolis Public Library to talk about how to fund schools fairly in the state's next two-year budget and beyond.
October 12, 2014
Q&A with Speaker Beth Harwell: Tennessee will probably develop own standards
Speaker of the House Beth Harwell spoke with Chalkbeat about her educational priorities, and the priorities of her constituents.
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