Illinois Pension-Overhaul Struck Down by Judge, Heads to State Supreme Court

A county Circuit Court judge ruled that the legislation signed last year by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn changing the pension system violates the state constitution.


States Expanded Availability and Uses of Student K-12 Data, New Report Says

The Data Quality Campaign lists 10 "state actions" that the group believes will help public schools better utilize and share data.


Charters Aren't Owed Funding That Equals District School Aid, Ariz. Court Rules

The appeals court determined that there are significant differences between the two sectors that justify funding disparities between charters and district schools.


Push to Eliminate Election of Indiana Superintendent Possible in 2015

Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar told the Associated Press that the group wants the governor or the state board to pick the state superintendent in 2016.


What's the Turnover for State Education Chiefs in Recent Years?

The impending departure of Kevin Huffman as Tennessee's education commissioner highlights turnovers among state K-12 chiefs in recent years.


In New NCLB Waiver Guidance, Feds Renege on Student-Achievement Pledge

This set of waiver renewals is likely the Obama administration's last best chance to put its stamp on the NCLB law before leaving office in early 2017


Kevin Huffman Leaving Post as Tennessee K-12 Chief

Huffman was appointed state education commissioner in 2011, and has overseen major changes in Tennessee education policy, many of them tied to the common core.


Kansas Picks Randy Watson, Local Superintendent, as Next K-12 Chief

Watson was selected over three other finalists for the position, including current Georgia Superintendent John Barge.


School-Finance Roundup: Big Updates From Colo., Kan., Mass., and S.C.

There have been several interesting news developments in the arena of education finance the week of Nov. 10 in Colorado, Kansas, and elsewhere.


Seeking Big K-12 Plans From Governors for 2015? Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Delivers

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has presented a wide-ranging package of education initiatives that include a focus on early education, reading, and English-language learners.


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