State governors are entering a weekend of talks in Boston about policy matters. Here are four indicators of the 'state of the states.'
For most states, new taxes are off the agenda next fiscal year, according to reports from the National Governors Association. The recovering economy will yield higher tax revenues for states, but not to pre-recession levels.
The core standards unveiled Wednesday would establish a national bar for what students in any state should know when they graduate from high school. But some states are wary.
A big concern about proposed national education standards for grades K-12 is that they amount to a federal takeover of public schools. Not true. This plan originated from the states, is voluntary, and is backed by 48 governors.
The current buzz phrase in education is 'college and career readiness.' It's even part of Obama's vision for a revised No Child Left Behind law. But what does it mean? Is it real progress in education reform?
Here are five key changes that the Obama administration is proposing in an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Academics and education officials have drafted a broad outline of academic standards in English and math. The standards could eventually replace the current patchwork of state standards.
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, asked about a presidential run in 2012, said, 'Can’t you name 100 reasons that no sane person would do this?' Then he left the door open to the possibility.
Under Obama’s plan, states would be eligible for federal Title I funding only if they adopt new academic standards that are certified as 'college- and career-ready.'
Officials in West Virginia, Vermont, Wyoming and Washington state have reported receiving between three and five laptops, each over the course of two separate deliveries — but none had ordered any of them.