May 2013 Archives

The Michigan House of Representatives approved a final budget on May 28 stripping common-core implementation funds that now heads to the Senate.

The Colorado Supreme Court and Texas lawmakers made major decisions regarding K-12 finance and testing, respectively, at the end of May.

The Michigan education department should improve its oversight into possible cheating, a report from the U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General states.

Connecticut lawmakers have been quietly drafting a bill that would deny public access to photos and audio from the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a $15.7 billion education bill that significantly increases school spending, particularly on early education.

A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.

A push by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, to delay a recently signed school-choice plan by two years fell short among lawmakers.

Opponents of the Common Core State Standards are pressing their case in Georgia and Kansas, while a Washington business group urges support for the standards.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal reiterated the state's commitment to keep student data private as common core opposition in the state grows.

Pennsylvania GOP Gov. Tom Corbett said he will nominate William Harner, a district superintendent in the state, to replace Ron Tomalis as education secretary.

California Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed education budget, which prioritizes certain students, will have to pass multiple tests in California.

Pennsylvania Democrats are saying the common core is not being funded properly and could lead to dramatically lower graduation rates.

As Missouri lawmakers consider requiring a review of the common core, some of its critics link it to a federal report on facial recognition technology.

Various opponents of the common core are taking stock of their positions and momentum from both the right and left sides of the aisle.

Iowa Director of Education Jason Glass is one of three finalists for a superintendent position in a Colorado school district.

Massachusetts and Texas lawmakers are considering whether to lift caps on the number of charter schools.

Colorado lawmakers have approved a big K-12 funding overhaul, but voters must still approve a tax hike to fund it.

Kentucky has stopped the scoring of constructed-response items on common-core-based tests, and experienced separate test-related technical glitches.

Education reform group StudentsFirst has apologized for calling a Tennessee lawmaker who sponsored anti-gay legislation one of its reformers of the year.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said a bill heading to Gov. Mike Pence won't actually "pause" the Common Core State Standards in Indiana.


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