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Being Tested on Testing

Apr 10, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

UPDATE: This post has been corrected to accurately reflect the graduation requirements under HB 5. Yesterday I wrote about the Washington Post’s editorial on the changing graduation requirements that are working their way through the Legislature. I received a call yesterday from Tom Luce, who had read my…

LBB report calls for more disclosure on Emerging Technology grants

Mar 2, 2009 By Paul Burka

After the flap between Comptroller Strayhorn and the state leadership in 2003, in which she threatened not to certify the state budget, the Legislature reacted by moving the state performance review from the Comptroller’s office to the Legislative Budget Board. The LBB has just come out with its new report.