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In his five months as Florida education commissioner, no moss has grown under Tony Bennett. He has barnstormed the Sunshine State glad-handing teachers skeptical over merit pay and selling Common Core to increasingly cynical critics who view the...
Gov. Jerry Brown quietly rolled out tweaks to his prison realignment plan in Monday's budget proposal. In addition to offering counties $72 million more to handle local felons, the governor proposes a prisoner swap, trading long-term inmates that...
Tags: Jerry Brown, Government, Politics, Executive Branch, Punishment
WDBJ7 ReporterIt's not just Franklin County school leaders worried about these cuts. Right now Franklin County sends 27 students to the Roanoke Valley Governor's School. The district pays around $4,000 dollars per student. Roanoke City Schools runs the program....
Tags: Politics, Government, Executive Branch
Several legislators and education lobbyists made clear Tuesday they don’t think Teach For America should have received $250,000 from the Legislature for the coming school year. James Curran, the national nonprofit organization’s executive...
By Brad Nystrom and JoAnn Hamm In 1874, Kentucky School for the Deaf began publishing a weekly in-house newspaper, the Kentucky Deaf-Mute to give the male students an opportunity to learn the printing trade. KSD published the newspaper continuously from...
Tags: Teachers, Measles, Students, Teaching and Learning, Government
Central Florida Political PulseFor weeks Florida Democrats have been buzzing about the idea of getting U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to run for governor in 2014 to challenge the re-election bid of Republican Gov. Rick Scott. And for weeks,Nelson has been saying he has no intention of running...
Tags: Elections, Alex Sink, Bill Nelson, Government, Politics
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican governors are urging President Barack Obama to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's admission that it targeted conservative political groups. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and...
The Hartford CourantAfter viewing cramped conditions at the Gaffney School on Monday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reaffirmed his pledge to better fund urban school districts — so long as they use the money well. Malloy said the state is prepared to help schools such as...
Associated PressFormer U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has ruled out a campaign for Pennsylvania governor, but he said Tuesday that he is seriously exploring another run for U.S. Senate, possibly setting up a rematch against Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016. Sestak said he...
Spending 'in a wise way' | 10:53 a.m. As lawmakers debate more than a dozen different plans for raising additional taxes on things like cigarettes, marijuana, and oil, California Gov. Jerry Brown said he will take a hard line with his budget. “...
ReutersST. PAUL, Minnesota (Reuters) - Minnesota's Senate on Monday approved a bill that would make Minnesota the 12th U.S. state to allow same-sex couples to marry and only the second in the Midwest, advancing it to the governor, who said he would sign it on...
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will release his revised spending plan Tuesday morning, kicking off weeks of intense budget negotiations free of the deep deficits of years past but full of stark policy disagreements between the governor and his fellow...
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