Rigid Laws Limit Discretion Over School Discipline, Many Superintendents Say

71 percent also indicated that state laws and policies limit "the discretion of district and school staff" in making decisions about suspensions and expulsions.


Louisiana Board Joins Common-Core-Testing Suit Against Governor Jindal

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-4 on July 29 to join a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the governor's to block a common-core-aligned test.


Raise Taxes On Wealthy for K-12, Pa. Gubernatorial Candidate Says

Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.


Are Many States Behind Schedule With Their Common-Core Contracts?

Eleven states made at least 10 common core-related contracting awards in the last two years, while 20 states have had no awards, or only one, a new report says.


Committee Report: Wyoming Chief Hill 'Chose Not to Follow the Law'

A report by a committee of the Wyoming Legislature said that current state Superintendent Cindy Hill has "refused to perform her duties with fidelity."


GOP Runoff in Ga. Chief's Race Heads to Recount; Union-Backed Democrat Wins

The Georgia Democrat backed by the two teachers' unions in the state won her primary runoff for state superintendent, but the Republican nominee is still to be determined.


Lawsuit Attacks Louisiana Governor Over Common-Core Testing

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit targeting Gov. Bobby Jindal say the GOP governor is improperly attempting to usurp power by blocking the state's common-core testing contract.


New Lawsuit Challenges Adoption of Common Core in Louisiana

The 17 state legislators who are plaintiffs in the legal complaint allege state law regarding public notice wasn't followed by the state school board.


Democrats in Georgia Offer Interesting Election Picture on Education

A trio of candidates for state offices in Georgia shows how Democratic candidates can break different ways on certain K-12 issues.


Louisiana Schools Stare Into Common-Core Testing Abyss as Officials Clash

A July 17 discussion between Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White failed to break a political and policy disagreement over common-core testing.


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