June 2013 Archives

Wyoming's new head of public schools is a strong common core supporter who has worked on the ALEC Education Task Force.


Sec. Arne Duncan pushed for state leaders to be aggressive in expanding early education in a June 27 speech at the Education Commission of the States.


Sec. Arne Duncan defended the Common Core State Standards from what he called false political attacks in prepared remarks to newspaper editors.


A new report from a conservative state budget think tank argues that states retain power over their relationship to the Common Core State Standards.


A report by Wyoming state investigators says former K-12 chief Cindy Hill was responsible for corruption and mismanagement in her department.


Companies that insure Kansas districts say that giving concealed handguns to on-campus employees who aren't sworn law enforcement officers is too much of a


A new poll urges Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to take on the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, as the city deals with massive school layoffs.


U.S. Rep Scott Garrett has re-introduced a bill he says would return control over education policy to state governments.


The actual impact of California's new K-12 education budget, which focuses more money on high-needs students, won't be known for several months.


A budget and policy group in Massachusetts is calling for significant changes to the state's education funding system.


A bill in the New York legislature would allow parents to opt out of sharing their students' identifiable data with third parties.


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's selections to the state school board could mean the common core is safe in the state.


Maryland says it has reached new teacher evaluation deals with districts, but the agreements mean different things to the state and the state teachers union.


A new report from a Washington think tank highlights a few sequestration cuts to specific programs at the state level.


New bills in Michigan would allow insolvent districts to be dissolved.


Test results from Texas and Florida released in early June show flat results on many tests, but improvement on some.


Several districts in Maryland are disagreeing with the state over what their teacher evaluation plans must contain.


The K-12 spending plan proposed by California Gov. Jerry Brown this year must navigate tricky political and policy territory to succeed.


The Rhode Island Board of Education extended the contract of Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist by two years on June 6.


Illinois lawmakers may head to a special session to resolve the state's ongoing pension problems.


Alabama lawmakers opposed to the Common Core State Standards say they will continue their push in the legislature next year.


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