Michigan House Takes Up Parent Trigger Bill

Reprinted from Michigan Live LANSING, MI – State House leaders are taking up the “parent trigger” bill that supporters say could offer more opportunities to parents with children in chronically failing schools. But opponents said the state already has a plan to work...

Last-Minute Changes to Ohio Ed Reform Bill

Reprinted from Springfield News-Sun  COLUMBUS — State lawmakers aren’t finished revising Gov. John Kasich’s education reform bill and will continue to hash out their disagreements and attempt compromise after the holiday weekend. Senate Bill 316 was scheduled for a...

TN House Advances ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Reprinted from The Tenessean Tennessee’s elementary and middle school teachers could face more pressure not to talk about homosexuality with their students next year after the so-called Don’t Say Gay bill cleared a House education committee Tuesday. Some Republican...

Mississippi Supers Push Against Charters

When the Legislature convened in January, it seemed a certainty that it would greatly expand the ability for charter schools to operate in Mississippi. That now seems much more in doubt, at least in part because of the influence of local superintendents of education....

Iowa Education Overhaul on Hold

DES MOINES — Despite an education summit, meetings around the state and long legislative hearings, legislative leaders acknowledge big changes to Iowa’s education system are unlikely this session. Gov. Terry Branstad said last summer that an education...