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February 19, 2015

Fact Checking Sen. Rand Paul on the Common Core Standards

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who is almost definitely running for president, is trying to make a big issue of his potential opponents' support of the Common Core State Standards.

February 18, 2015

Arne Duncan, Maryland Teachers Talk Common Core

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been warning against a GOP NCLB rewrite bill that's slated to pass the House next week.

January 14, 2015

Rand Paul Seeks 2016 Spotlight at Common Core Forum in New Hampshire

The Kentucky senator and likely presidential candidate just happened to be in the first primary state Wednesday to attack the Common Core State Standards, an issue championed by his likely opponent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

December 18, 2014

Common Core, Non-Common Core States Face Similar Challenges, GAO Says

It can also be pretty tricky to communicate with parents and the public about the standards, states told the GAO, which is considered Congress' investigative arm.

December 17, 2014

Some Waiver States May Be Able to Pause Accountability Systems This Year

Waiver states that are rolling out brand new assessments this school year may not have to worry about federal consequences stemming from the tests.

December 11, 2014

House Education Committee Welcomes New Republican Members

Only one of the eight new GOP members of the House education panel have any real education policy experience.

December 08, 2014

Louisiana Gets No Child Left Behind Waiver Extension

The approval comes with a number of asterisks, although none of them seem to be related to the turmoil in the Pelican State over the Common Core State Standards.

December 02, 2014

What Might a Republican No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Look Like?

Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.

December 01, 2014

Sen. Vitter Comes Out Against Common Core Standards

Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.

November 24, 2014

Oklahoma Is Reclaiming Its No Child Left Behind Act Waiver

The Sooner State was the second state to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and now is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.

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