Focus Group Responds to Question About Jeb Bush: 'Common Core, What Is That?'

What did a focus group of Iowa Republicans say when asked about the common core and prospective candidate Jeb Bush's support for it?


Minnesota Heads to Special Session Over Education Aid, Joining Washington St.

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill that he said was inadequate.


Ohio House Passes Bill to Cut PARCC Test; Plus, Md. and Ill. Testing News

The number of states curtailing or considering a review of their involvement with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam has grown in recent weeks.


Rand Paul: National Tests OK, But Wants Silicon Valley Over Uncle Sam

"I'm not arguing against any kind of national communication or even national testing. I took national tests when I was a kid," Sen. Rand Paul said in a recent interview.


Beyond a Spot on the Map: Experts Study How States Can Help Rural Schools

In a new set of essays, experts examine how to use technology, school finance, and professional development to help such schools.


Big Tax Revenues Goose California Education Budget From Gov. Brown

State tax revenues have turned out to be $6.7 billion higher than the estimates Brown used last January when Brown presented his original proposed budget for fiscal 2016.


One Step Closer to a New Accountability System for California Schools?

California is hammering out a new state accountability system to complement its school funding system and local accountability models. What might Golden State accountability look like in the future?


Louisiana Lawmakers Strike Preliminary Deal Over Common Core

The deal could signal an approaching peace, or at least a cease-fire, in the long-running war over the common core and the PARCC test in Louisiana.


N.H. Gov. Hassan First to Veto a Common-Core Repeal Bill

The Granite State governor's action is the first time a bill requiring a state to ditch the Common Core State Standards has been vetoed by a governor.


Illinois Pension-Law Overhaul Unconstitutional, State's Supreme Court Rules

On Friday, the state's top court unanimously ruled that the law violated the provision of the state's constitution related specifically to pensions.


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