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.
The Data Quality Campaign lists 10 "state actions" that the group believes will help public schools better utilize and share data.
The appeals court determined that there are significant differences between the two sectors that justify funding disparities between charters and district schools.
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.
The impending departure of Kevin Huffman as Tennessee's education commissioner highlights turnovers among state K-12 chiefs in recent years.
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
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.
Watson was selected over three other finalists for the position, including current Georgia Superintendent John Barge.
There have been several interesting news developments in the arena of education finance the week of Nov. 10 in Colorado, Kansas, and elsewhere.
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.