AM News: Ryan Selection Spotlights Education Budget
Romney's VP Pick of Paul Ryan Puts Spending Debate in the Spotlight PoliticsK-12: Gov. Mitt Romney this morning announced that he's tapping Rep. Paul Ryan , R-Wis., for vice president, a move that puts the debate over how best to put the nation's fiscal house in order front-and-center in the presidential campaign.
Paul Ryan on education policy: vouchers, for-profit colleges, local control Washington Post: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)talks a lot about scaling back the reach of the federal government, but back in 2001, he voted in favor of No Child Left Behind, the signature education program of the George W. Bush administration that gave unprecedented power to the U.S. Education Department to tell states and districts what they had to do to get federal funds.
New 'Race to the Top' details officially released; money will go directly to schools Southern California Public Radio: The U.S. Department of Education released details of the 2012 Race to the Top competition today for nearly $400 million in federal dollars that will, for the first time, go directly to school districts rather than their states.
National funding new norm for local school board races Commercial Appeal: National money has long been part of school board elections. But until now, it was raised mostly by teachers' unions.
L.A. Unified settlement bypassing seniority-based layoffs nullified LA Times: Setting the stage for future legal battles, a state appeals court Friday nullified a settlement that allowed the Los Angeles Unified School District to shield certain schools from teacher layoffs during budget crises.
Meridian Schools Violated Student Rights In Miss., Arrested Students Without Probable Cause, Feds Say AP: JACKSON, Miss. -- Officials in east Mississippi operate a "school-to-prison pipeline" that incarcerates students for disciplinary infractions as minor as dress code violations with a policy that affects mostly black and disabled children, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.