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71 percent also indicated that state laws and policies limit "the discretion of district and school staff" in making decisions about suspensions and expulsions.


The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-4 on July 29 to join a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the governor's to block a common-core-aligned test.


Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.


Eleven states made at least 10 common core-related contracting awards in the last two years, while 20 states have had no awards, or only one, a new report says.


A report by a committee of the Wyoming Legislature said that current state Superintendent Cindy Hill has "refused to perform her duties with fidelity."


The Georgia Democrat backed by the two teachers' unions in the state won her primary runoff for state superintendent, but the Republican nominee is still to be determined.


Plaintiffs in a lawsuit targeting Gov. Bobby Jindal say the GOP governor is improperly attempting to usurp power by blocking the state's common-core testing contract.


The 17 state legislators who are plaintiffs in the legal complaint allege state law regarding public notice wasn't followed by the state school board.


A trio of candidates for state offices in Georgia shows how Democratic candidates can break different ways on certain K-12 issues.


A July 17 discussion between Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White failed to break a political and policy disagreement over common-core testing.


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has called for his state legislature to approve a bill repealing the Common Core State Standards next year.


Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced July 17 that he wants more information about the common core and for the public to review the standards.


North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced July 16 that he will sign a bill that will initiate what he says is a "review" of the Common Core State Standards.


The plaintiffs had argued that the law usurped the rightful power of the state school board to develop and have final say over content standards.


The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.


If states don't modify their use of high school exit exams, there could be bad consequences for students, a New America Foundation report says.


A deal has been reached in New Jersey to phase in the impact of common-core-aligned tests on teacher evaluations.


The bill signed into law creates a two-year process for a review and revision of the common core in Missouri.


The advocacy group says that the decision does not reflect a weakening of the organization, but a better way to realign its resources to fit political circumstances.


The teachers' union will "continue to support the promise" of the common standards, but teachers must have more input and oversight, the resolution sates.


To break a political logjam, three Louisiana state board members have proposed using a hybrid of the state's current test and PARCC for the 2014-15 school year.


The Indiana State Ethics Commission said former state Superintendent Tony Bennett committed no ethics violation in changing certain school grades in 2012.


A resolution from a state board member regarding Indiana's NCLB waiver started an angry argument between the state superintendent and some board members.


The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?


The Land of Lincoln wants to change its funding formula to help more students in need, but does the new plan actually come with more money?


The Manchester district in the Granite State has worked to develop its own content standards. How do they differ from the common core?


Despite the move by many states to delay the impact of common-core tests on accountability policies, one Republican governor has signaled his state won't follow suit.


The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the PARCC test.


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to sign a fiscal 2015 budget sent to him by lawmakers, and appears at odds with them on how to reduce pension obligations.


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