New Jersey has attracted a fair bit of media attention over the opt-out issue, but getting hard-and-fast numbers about opt-outs can be a difficult exercise.
Tony Smith previously worked as Oakland superintendent from 2009 to 2013, and then went to work for a Chicago-area nonprofit working on early childhood issues.
Montana Superintendent Denise Juneau said it would be "in the best interest of our students" to let districts cancel Smarter Balanced testing if necessary.
A school shooting at a Colorado high school in 2013 has spurred a proposal to lower the threshold for districts' liability in such cases, but local K-12 officials are critical of the idea.
Gov. Bruce Rauner said that while he likes Christopher Koch, the state needs a new K-12 leader, and the state school board could be ready to pick one.
The lead K-12 budget writer in the Texas House of Representatives wants to change how schools in the second-largest state by enrollment are funded. How does his plan look?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is pushing for cuts to K-12 spending and other policy changes in his biennial budget, but how are his various priorities progressing in the legislature?
The passage of the bill is the culmination of months of pressure in Florida to reduce the amount of testing as well as its consequences students, teachers and schools.
Superintendent John White has told lawmakers that Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget cut would undermine the state's testing program and cause "chaos" for the state's public schools.
N.Y. Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch recently claimed that a high testing opt-out rate would force the state into switching tests, but does it hold water?