Opt-Out Resolution From N.J. Senate Seeks End to 'Sit and Stare' Policies

The resolution, which passed by voice vote on July 23, asks the education department to develop the guidelines for students opting out of standardized tests by Sept. 1.


School Funding Fight Back in Hands of Washington State's Supreme Court

One of the most contentious K-12 spending battles in the nation could be close to a conclusion after over three years of legal and legislative wrangling.


Twitter's Anti-Common-Core Picture Show: Sauron, Big Macs, and Zombies

Is a picture worth a thousand words about the Common Core State Standards—or even 140 characters?


As PARCC Sheds States, Is the Common-Core Test Toast or Tougher Than it Looks?

PARCC has plans to survive, but the fate of the common-core testing consortium remains very much up in the air as the 2015-16 school year approaches.


Extensive K-12 Record for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Newest GOP White House Hopeful

The former congressman and current governor of the Buckeye State has a record on K-12 policy that stretches back decades and touches on education spending and school choice.


Judge Rules Against Miss. Districts in K-12 Money Lawsuit as Ballot Duel Looms

A lawsuit and two opposing ballot initiatives over school spending in Mississippi promise to create a complicated picture for K-12 spending in the state.


Former N.Y. K-12 Official Ken Wagner Picked to Be Rhode Island Chief

As a deputy commissioner in New York state, Wagner played a key role in overseeing how the state shifted to the Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments.


After Testing Problems, Nevada Set to Hire New Assessment Vendor

The state of Nevada, plagued by online testing woes earlier this year, is poised to award its next contract to oversee a suite of state assessments in a $51 million deal.


With Long Record on Unions and Choice, Gov. Walker Declares Presidential Bid

Claiming that he had "beat the special interests" and "improved education" during his five years in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced today that he will officially seek the Republican nomination for president.


N.Y. Has 'No Current Plans' to Give PARCC; Ark. Ditches the Consortium Test

The Arkansas state board voted to use the ACT Aspire test instead, concluding a public spat over which common-core exam the state would use next year.


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