Ark. Governor Wants New K-12 Boss, But State Must First Change Rules

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson,a Republican, wants an ex-legislator to lead the state's public schools, but the governor needs a change to state law first.


Big Fla. Districts Report Online-Testing Woes; Some Exams Suspended

"It's not a problem [the district itself] can fix," said a spokeswoman for the 260,000-student Broward County district regarding early Florida testing problems.


Report: State Policies Largely Unclear on Testing Opt-Out Policies, Consequences

Ohio and New Mexico provide clear possible consequences for students if they opt out, but the majority of states don't directly address such ramifications, a study finds.


Federal Judge Rules Gov. Jindal's Common-Core Lawsuit Can Proceed

U.S. District Court Judge Shelly D. Dick ruled that Jindal proved to the court's satisfaction that he had a right to sue the federal government over the common core.


Missouri Judge: Smarter Balanced Consortium is 'Unlawful Interstate Compact'

A Missouri judge wrote that the federally funded testing consortium, which developed tests aligned to Common Core State Standards, was never authorized by the U.S. Congress.


Indiana Voucher Enrollment Jumps Nearly 50 Percent From Last Year

In total, Hoosier State students were eligible to receive almost $116 million in voucher funds this school year, compared to $81 million last year.


Louisiana Chief White Proposes Somewhat Familiar Common-Core Compromise

Superintendent John White revives an idea about testing that he first proposed last summer, and says tweaks to the common core may not be out of order.


Could False Beliefs About the Common Core Bolster Support for the Standards?

A poll shows that Republicans who hold more false beliefs about the standards are more likely to disapprove of the common core. But what about Democrats?


Governors at D.C. Meeting Anxious Over NCLB Rewrite, K-12 Workforce

Governors heard updates about the possible direction of federal education law, and stressed that they needed more certainty from Washington as they work to improve schools.


Okla. Lawmakers Move to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History

House Bill 1380, which has yet to be voted on in the full House, would bar the use of state funds on materials and activities related to the AP U.S. History course.


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