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The New Hampshire Supreme Court has overturned a lower court's ruling that the school choice program was unconstitutional.


A Florida teachers' union is backing the second lawsuit in two months challenging the state's tax-credit scholarship program.


In his latest effort to decouple Louisiana from the common core, Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for forcing states to adopt the new standards.


A new report from the Center for Education Reform ranks states based on the quality of their school voucher programs.


High-profile governor and state education chief races in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, and Vermont highlight the common core and education funding as top campaign issues.


Washington State education chief Randy Dorn sounds off against Sec. Arne Duncan's decision to allow waiver states to delay tying student test scores to teacher evaluations.


Education Commissioner Terry Holliday wants users of a new Web portal to focus on the content, not the political connotations, of the standards as the state takes stock after five years of using them in the classroom.


Education spending has gotten plenty of attention in Florida's heated gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist.


North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood has ruled that the state's school voucher program is unconstitutional because the program does not "accomplish a public purpose."


Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill fell short in her Republican primary attempt to unseat Gov. Matt Mead, one of her political enemies.


A Louisiana judge has granted a preliminary injunction that lifts the suspension of the tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards imposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal nearly two months ago.


The co-founder of a charter school in Connecticut before he became state chief, Stefan Pryor attracted opposition from teachers' unions during his nearly three-year tenure.


New York state K-12 officials deny that they deceived the public by gaming how recent state assessments were scored, but others aren't so sure.


A Louisiana judge denies an attempt by state legislators to require schools to immediately stop using the Common Core State Standards while their lawsuit challenging the standards is pending.


Math scores increased for New York students in the second year of common-core-aligned tests, but English/language arts scored stayed flat, according to results released Thursday.


Teachers are getting an increasing amount of training to prepare for the common core, but that doesn't always make them feel ready to teach the standards.


Study of test scores from students receiving tax-credit scholarships in Florida to attend private schools shows little change in their learning gains from previous years.


What's the history of the common core and PARCC tests in Louisiana, and when did things start to get complicated?


The impending departure of the former District of Columbia Public Schools chancellor comes at a time of diminishing national presence for the advocacy group.


In her bid to unseat Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker, what positions is Democrat Mary Burke taking on key K-12 issues?


A commission considering changes to the Ohio Constitution could soon consider a proposal to eliminate the language requiring a "thorough and efficient" system of public school


The new framework "reflects a radically revisionist view of American history," the Republican National Committee stated in a resolution adopted on Aug. 8.


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal argued that the state's use of testing from a federally funded consortium would amount to illegal control over curriculum by Washington.


Enrollment increases in North Carolina districts will no longer automatically lead to more state aid under the state budget approved by lawmakers, and some education officials are denouncing the change.


A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?


Four legal briefs were filed on Aug. 4 concerning school funding in Washington state as lawmakers face sanctions from the state supreme court over K-12 spending.


As a result, a statewide survey of classroom conditions in the Lone Star State didn't generate the expected information.


With runoff results now final, Republican Richard Woods will face Democrat Valarie Wilson in November for the state superintendent's job in Georgia.


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