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News and Analysis
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 fight with public-sector unions sparked huge protests—and elevated him into a national figure in conservative politics. Now, as he eyes a run for president, he is targeting another group on the public payroll: university professors. (The Wall Street Journal)
Deborah Gist has been announced as the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Public Schools Board of Education’s unanimous pick for district superintendent, making her the first woman to lead TPS. (Education News)
Jeb Bush’s decision to turn over leadership of the prominent K-12 organization he founded to Condoleezza Rice as he mulls a White House bid could signal a new phase for the Foundation for Excellence in Education—and for a broader network of advocacy groups seeking to challenge what they view as the status quo in education. (Education Week)
Children who participate in early-education programs are less likely to be placed in special education, a recent Duke University study found.
General Assembly Democrats and the state teachers union vowed Tuesday to fight what they called unacceptable cuts to education aid proposed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. (Baltimore Sun)