October 2013 Archives

Five Wisconsin teachers have sued to permit provisions of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial Act 10 regarding collective bargaining, passed in 2011, to proceed.

The Michigan Legislature has allowed state spending on the common core to resume following an Oct. 29 vote in the House of Representatives.

Melinda Gates and a philanthropy associated with Gotham City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have contributed significantly to the Amendment 66 campaign in Colorado.

New York Commissioner of Education John King announced the elimination of an 8th grade math test for some students and grants to help reduce testing.

Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the two candidates for governor in Virginia, focused on school choice, testing, teacher pay, and school safety during their Thursday night debate.

The Michigan Senate voted to allow the state to resume spending on the common core, but also said lawmakers aren't committed to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests.

A-F school accountability is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the state board of education over open meetings.

A new law in Nevada requiring school districts to track and report incidents of bullying could be put to use after a school shooting on Oct. 21.

New York education officials have rescheduled public forums on the common core after their earlier cancellation, but discontent from teachers' unions still looms.

Oklahoma's A-F school accountability system places too much weight on test questions and hides low performance by needy students, an October study reported.

The Florida board of education is dropping common-core reading and lesson suggestions from its standards implementation, but districts can choose to use them.

Eagle County Superintendent Jason Glass, Iowa's former state superintendent, says Colorado's Amendment 66 would significantly help his needy students.

Voters in Colorado's Jefferson County, just outside of Denver, could be the X-factor in the fate of a tax increase designed to help public schools.

A proposed tax increase to reboot Colorado's K-12 funding system that requires voter approval is sparking political passions across the state.

A potential constitutional fight might emerge between Kansas legislators and state judges over school spending, with a Supreme Court ruling on the way.

The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a six-state collaborative to improve common-core implementation on Oct. 3.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will eliminate most of its existing testing system for the 2013-14 school year.

The common core spending freeze began in Michigan Oct. 1, while the standards' fate in Indiana remains murky following a legislative report.

In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, Louisiana Superintendent John White urged self-described education reformers to change the narrative surrounding their work and to focus on fixing K-12's "plumbing."


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