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News: State Cuts, Charter Caps, Private Scores, Health Care

Teachers, school advocates marshal forces against state cuts Denver Post
As lawmakers stand poised to cut $260 million in K-12 education funding, the state's teachers union and other school advocates are playing defense and keeping their options — including a possible lawsuit — open.

Public charter schools could win funding for Alabama Montgomery AdviserNews-clipart
Alabama is in the running for as much as $175 million of a $4.35 billion pot of education money known as the Race to the Top Fund. But the state's lack of legislation allowing the opening of charter schools could work against it in its application if it doesn't make some changes quickly.

Teacher Broke Law by Posting Top Test Scores EdWeek
The Minnesota Department of Administration agreed with a parent who complained that posting her son's test results was a violation of state law.

Prospect of Health-Plan Tax Draws Union Opposition EdWeek
Labor leaders and analysts warn that costs would be passed on to workers in the form of higher premiums—or curtailed benefits.


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