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Gov. Tom Corbett fires his new education secretary

News from Allentown Morning Call: HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett demanded and received the resignation Monday of the state’s new education chief. William Harner took the job of acting education secretary June 1 after being superintendent of Cumberland Valley School District, one of the largest and wealthiest in the Harrisburg area. Corbett tapped him to [...]

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Gov. Jerry Brown promises fight over education overhaul

News from Los Angeles Times: SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday promised lawmakers “the battle of their lives” if they balk at his bid to overhaul state education. A day after Democratic state senators announced their differences with him over his proposal to change the way schools are funded, the governor came out swinging. [...]

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Education summit: Gov. Rick Snyder to stress links between schools, job needs

News from MLive.com: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder AP Photo | Carlos Osorio   When Rick Snyder kicks off the Governor’s Education Summit on Monday, he’ll have the economy in mind. The Republican governor will continue his theme of trying to better match education with employer needs, and getting schools and employers to work together more [...]

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Education proposals have Gov. Rick Scott stuck between a rock and Republicans

News from MiamiHerald.com: TALLAHASSEE – MiamiHerald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics Gov. Rick Scott is in a tight spot with teachers. To score points with rank-and-file educators, Scott has made $ 2,500 pay raises for classroom teachers a top budget priority. But to stay in their good graces — and possibly win their votes in 2014 — Scott will need [...]

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Gov. Perry: Higher Education Must Be Affordable, Accountable, Accessible

News from Texas Insider: Directs THECB to follow up on recommended cost efficiencies; Unveils 2nd Edition of Texas Public Higher Education Almanac Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry today underscored the importance of higher education to the future prosperity of Texas, and reiterated his commitment to making it more [...]

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Gov. Scott’s Actions on Education Does Not Match Bold Claims

News from The Ledger: Published: Monday, April 23, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 10:25 p.m. Gov. Rick Scott played a shell game in front of our kids last week. He insulted Floridians when he maked theater out of signing a budget that he claims restores funding to public education, [...]

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Gov. Corbett tells higher education to control costs during Erie visit

News from GoErie.com: Gov. Tom Corbett delivered a clear message to leaders of higher education in Pennsylvania. “Get your costs under control,” the Republican governor said Friday while lobbying in Erie for his proposed state budget for 2012-13. “These institutions, in tough economic times, cannot be recession-proof.” Corbett fired back at critics of his austere [...]

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Gov. Corbett’s spending plan might cut funds for higher education

News from Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Corbett won’t raise sales or income taxes in his 2012-13 state budget, but there is still the potential for plenty of pain for Pennsylvanians. Will it lead to higher school property tax bills? Will it cause college tuition to rise? Will it lead to lower-income families losing their social safety [...]

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Gov. McDonnell appoints Fornash education secretary

News from Washington Post: Gov. McDonnell appoints Fornash education secretary By Associated Press, RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed Laura W. Fornash as Virginia’s new secretary of education. McDonnell’s office announced Fornash’s appointment Tuesday. Fornash had been interim secretary since July, when Gerard Robinson was named to head Florida’s public education system. Before [...]

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Gov. Walker: Wisconsin to collaborate on statewide accountability system

News from Wisbusiness.com: Gov. Walker: Wisconsin to collaborate on statewide accountability system7/11/2011 July 11, 2011 For Immediate Release Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 MADISON — Governor Scott Walker and State Superintendent Tony Evers will lead a collaborative effort with other educators, policymakers, and parents to develop a new statewide accountability system for education. “Working together we [...]

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