March 2013 Archives

Leading Republican lawmakers in Texas are pushing ahead with plans to revamp the state's high school graduation requirements, including by reducing by two-thirds the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to earn a diploma.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tried to assure state chiefs that he would not ignore them if NCLB district waivers were granted.

The executive director of CCSSO takes a long-term view of federal K-12 funding, and defends super-subgroups in NCLB waivers.

Cuts to federal education spending and the common core were big topics at the CCSSO legislative meeting in Washington.

The American Legislative Exchange Council has released several of its model bills, including those that deal with K-12 policy.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed a tax-credit scholarship bill March 14, but a state teachers' union will continue to oppose it.

A Michigan state lawmaker wants to close what he says is a loophole allowing guns to be openly carried in schools.

The Alabama Senate has tabled a bill that would have required the state to drop the Common Core State Standards, effectively killing the measure.

The Ohio Board of Education voted for Richard Ross, GOP Gov. John Kasich's top K-12 adviser, to be the state's next superintendent.

New Mexico K-12 chief Hanna Skandera may go another year without being officially confirmed by the state legislature.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that allows school districts to arm teachers to improve school security.

The Arizona House has passed a bill stating that schools not receiving federal education funds can ignore several federal K-12 regulations.

Results from New York state's competitive K-12 grant program show reasons for skepticism, one group says.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal to fund schools based on performance is gaining momentum in the state legislature.

The Alabama legislature passed a new school choice program that outraged Democrats claim is an underhanded political move.


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