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Heroin Bill Moving In Congress, But Leaving A Critical Piece Behind

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Senate took a major step forward in the effort to combat the opioid epidemic, sending a sweeping piece of legislation ...

Governors Alarmed: More Die From Overdoses Than Car Crashes

Barry D. Wood | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Barry D. Wood

At the July 25th summer meeting of the National Governors Association there was an unexpected bipartisan call to arms against drug abuse.

Education as a Data-Driven Enterprise

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.12.2016 | Education
John Bridgeland

Over the last fifteen years, the private and public sectors have worked effectively to make education a stronger data-driven enterprise in areas related to the challenge of high school dropouts.

Christie Thinks Republicans Shouldn't Stop Fighting Against Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said he doesn't think Republicans should give up the fight over gay marriage. “I don’t think that there’s ...

When Something Goes Right...

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

Today, for the first time ever, we can rely on what we are told is the percentage of students graduating from high school.

Jon Ward

Bobby Jindal's 2016 Hopes Rest On Mantra: 'It's Not About Personalities'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Bobby Jindal isn't going to go away quietly. He made that much clear Monday. In the space of an hour, he reminded many Democrats w...

Obama Keystone Decision Coming In Next Couple Months, Mary Fallin Says

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting on Monday he exp...

Jon Ward

Chris Christie's Foil, A Northeastern Liberal, Makes His Way On The National Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin held up his right hand, thumb to forefinger, in the shape of a zero. That's how much experience the form...

Jon Ward

Will Chris Christie Face The Washington Press Corps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political calendar has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on a crash course with the Washington press corps a week from Monday, but ...

NGA 'Corporate Fellows': The Cozy Relationship Between Corporations and Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

For education corporations, CCSS alone is a potential cash cow: Curriculum, teacher and administrator professional development, student preparation (including tutoring and test prep), assessment writing, administration, and scoring. Envision the saliva as it dribbles down the education corporate executive chins.

What If Common Core Had Followed the Democratic Process?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Teachers should have had decision-making power to directly shape CCSS from the outset. They did not. How would the CCSS developmental process have appeared had it followed the democratic process?

A Better Bottom Line: Employing Individuals With Disabilities

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

My blueprint is designed to give governors tools to increase employment of people with disabilities in their states. Based on input from business leaders, it suggests that states change their approach.

John Celock

State Finances Uncertain

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday. Th...

Common Core: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Alan Singer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Common Core standard needs to be separated from the push by publishers to sell for material, the high-stakes testing of children, and from the evaluation of teachers.

John Celock

Online Sales Tax Moves Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is expected to open debate Monday evening on a bill that would allow for the collection of sales taxes on items bought o...

John Celock

Senators Back $23.3 Billion Online Sales Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure to allow state and local governments to collect sales taxes from online purchases received key support in the United States Se...

John Celock

GOP Gov Sticks With 'Wait And See' Approach To Gun Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is taking a "wait and see" approach to a series of pro-gun bills that are working their way through her st...

GOP Gov Urges Governors To Help Reverse 'Crazy' Olympics Decision

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Iowa is campaigning to get his gubernatorial colleagues from around the country to join his effort to overtur...

Brewer Sets The Record Straight About Obama Relationship

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) dismissed the idea of being "Best Friends Forever" with President Barack Obama on Monday, after attending a dinner at the ...

John Celock

GOP Governor: Budget Cuts Are 'Not Rocket Science'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's Republican governors called for President Barack Obama to "show leadership" on fiscal issues, while urging Obama and Congre...

John Celock

Dr. Oz Tells Governors To Promote Healthy Lifestyles, Have Enough Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors closed their conference here Monday following a call from Dr. Mehmet Oz for them to have more sex. Oz, speaki...

John Celock

GOP Gov Pushes Employment Plan To Colleagues

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of South Dakota shared his personal experience growing up as the child of two deaf parents as part of the Nation...

John Celock

Only State Without Human Trafficking Ban Will Finally Outlaw Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said Saturday he is planning to sign legislation that will make his state the last in the nation to ban human...

Scott Walker Addresses Immigration

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Friday that the federal government must address those looking to legally immigrate the United State...

John Celock

GOP Gov. Blames 'Everybody' For Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Oklahoma blames both parties for the partisan gridlock causing the country to speed toward sequestration, the...