State news roundup for March 9, 2013

This week we talk about a new parental engagement bill in Connecticut, a new campaign to increase starting teacher salaries in North Dakota, Louisiana Governor Jindal’s teacher tenure reform bill being thrown out in District Court and feature video of a student in Colorado who is suing the state to increase education funding.

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State news roundup for August 25, 2012

This week we talk about pensions in Illinois, a lawsuit on vouchers filed in Louisiana, a judge in Florida tossing out a rule that the State Board tried to enforce on teacher evaluations and parent teacher partnerships in Wisconsin.

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State News Roundup for August 4, 2012

This week we talk about a training with 150 New York educators to learn about building community support and achieving success on homegrown issues; a vote by Washington educators to oppose a charter school ballot initiative; more than two dozen Texas State Teacher Association members, all younger than 40, who completed a training on organized, collective action; and the Louisiana Association of Educators’ letter to private and parochial schools, asking them to hold off on using money from new school voucher laws until a legal challenge of the laws has been finalized.

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State news roundup for July 21, 2012

This week we talk about new teacher evaluations in Florida, LR 123 in Montana, the ballot measure that gives automatic tax refunds based on estimated revenue at the expense of local services, school funding testimony from the Education Tax Policy Institute in Ohio and feature a FAQ on how Louisiana’s Act 1 will effect teacher tenure, compensation and evaluations.

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Eight more states granted NCLB waivers

by Cindy Long The Obama administration approved eight additional states for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) yesterday, bringing the total number of states with waivers to 19. Eighteen other states and Washington, D.C. also applied for waivers and their applications are still under review. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced … Continued

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Find your state and local affiliates on Facebook

research by NEA intern Avianca McKoy Want to stay up to date with all the latest news from your state or local education association? Why not follow them on Facebook? More and more of NEA’s local affiliates are joining Facebook every day, and joining those pages is a great way to keep up with the … Continued

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