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December 17, 2018
Defiant, Cuomo invites ire resisting more New York State funding for schools
Cuomo directly placed responsibility for funding schools on local districts, saying the money is “not fairly distributed by them.”
December 9, 2018
In first meeting since November election results, the Board of Regents eyes budget for New York schools
While their request will help guide lawmakers as they hash out a spending plan by the April 1 deadline, the final dollar amount is out of the hands of the Regents or other state education department officials.
November 19, 2018
Politically progressive charter advocates search for new strategy in wake of New York’s blue wave
In the wake of this sea change, what charter-school advocacy will look like is an open question. Little hope exists that state politicians will raise the controversial charter cap — even as only eight slots for new city schools remain.
November 4, 2018
Regents’ decisions could bring New York City close to hitting charter cap
If the Regents green-light all seven proposals, eight slots would remain in New York City and 86 would remain statewide, according to state education officials.
April 21, 2016
Tennessee braces for TNReady testing delays — again — as state blames testing vendor — again
High school testing materials have arrived on time, but materials for grades 3-8 will be late, according to the State Department of Education.
April 20, 2016
Here’s where Tennessee’s lowest-performing schools stand a year before the state’s next priority list
Here's the so-called "cusp" list from the State Department of Education, along with five things to know before viewing it.
January 28, 2016
Want to keep school vouchers out of Tennessee? You’re too late
While the legislature is engulfed in debate over whether to create a school voucher system, the state already has a voucher law being implemented for disabled students.
October 15, 2015
McQueen prioritizes literacy, early learning, teacher prep in five-year strategic plan
Tennessee's education chief announces a strategic plan to elevate Tennessee academically from one of the nation's lowest performing states to the top half in five years.
January 14, 2014
Students with disabilities to advise state on special education policies
The state is convening a student advisory panel at a time of broad statewide policy changes that families and advocates say have been particularly burdensome for students with disabilities.
December 20, 2013
State-run district’s per-pupil expenditure not included on state report card
When Tennessee’s department of education rolled out a sleek new "report card" last month to help parents compare school districts, it did not include how much money its own Achievement School District (ASD) spends on each child. It did include that information for every other district in the state.
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