February 2013 Archives

South Carolina lawmakers are debating proposals to require armed police officers in every public school.

A coalition of groups in Washington state has threatened a lawsuit challenging the new voter-approved law allowing charter schools.

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin unveiled a K-12 overhaul plan this week that includes expanding access to all-day kindergarten.

A new report on graduation rates in the states showed overall progress for Southern states but lingering gaps based on race.

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White laid out a series of K-12 proposals highlighting special education and school turnarounds.

A report released Feb. 21 examined NAEP results for the five largest states by enrollment.

Virginia is poised to create a system through which the state would take over management of struggling schools.

Texas lawmakers are calling for major changes to the state's testing and accountability system.

Robert Scott shares his opposition to the Common Core State Standards with lawmakers in two other states.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed funding increases for K-12, but that hasn't necessarily made funding advocates in the state happy.

The share of students scoring not proficient on a common-core-aligned algebra test in Georgia increased from the previous math test.

An Indiana senator is saying the state should suspend implementing the Common Core State Standards, not drop them altogether as he originally proposed.

Ohio's state board of education president apologizes for a post on Facebook comparing President Barack Obama's views on gun control to those of Adolf Hitler.

After New York state withheld $250 million to New York City schools over teacher evaluation disagreements, parents in the city have sued the state.

New Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, wants the state's private-school voucher program to expand in 2013.

A Texas judge has ruled that the state's K-12 funding system is inadequate, setting up a showdown in the state supreme court.

Foes of the Common Core State Standards want states to innovate and non-traditional public schools to avoid the increased "regulation" from the common core.

A Tennessee state senator has proposed legislation requiring school officials to report gay students' sexual activity to their parents.


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