April 2013 Archives

The Florida Senate voted down proposed parent-trigger legislation by a 20-20 vote for the second straight year.


Recent testing problems in Oklahoma and Minnesota due to computer glitches have raised concerns about online testing.


A video featuring Florida parents supporting "parent-trigger" legislation has caused controversy in the state.


The Indiana Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Mike Pence that would require a "pause" in implementing the common core.


Louisiana Superintendent John White announced the state was no longer storing student data with inBloom, a non-profit group focused on personalized learning.


The Michigan House of Representatives has approved a budget stripping funding from the Common Core State Standards; the measure now moves to the state Senate.


View state legislative activity on school safety since the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012.


The Alabama Senate has killed a bill that would have required the state to drop the Common Core State Standards.


New York's education department says districts SINGULAR? AT LEAST ONE?--MB violated agreements over how new teacher evaluations would impact employment decisions.


A plan under discussion in Michigan would create "Michigan Education Cards" that students could use like vouchers in state public schools.


On April 17, the Alabama Senate Education Committee voted to approve a bill requiring the state to drop the common core.


U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged those at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event to step up advocacy of the Common Core State Standards.


Significant changes to teacher pay, charters, and tax credit scholarships are still up in the air in statehouses this year.


The long-term impacts of a possible cheating scandal in D.C. Public Schools on StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee's advocacy group, are not yet clear.


The Florida Senate has approved major changes to high school graduation requirements that involve career pathways and Algebra II.


The Center for Education Reform, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, has given Indiana top marks among states for education policy.


Two bills seeking to weaken or eliminate the Common Core State Standards in South Dakota have fallen short.


An Indiana legislator fighting the Common Core State Standards believes his effort can pass muster with state lawmakers and the governor.


Montana lawmakers are considering bills that would allow charter schools and tax-credits for private-school tuition in the state.


A bill that would dramatically change Colorado's K-12 finance system passed the state Senate April 2.


Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has said he will implement an A-F school accountability system without lawmakers' approval.


Connecticut lawmakers appear ready to send new school security and gun control measures to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat.


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