November 2014 Archives

In order for an official recall election to take place, supporters have to get at least 364,000 signatures, or 25 percent of all ballots cast in the general election.


The state was the second to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and it is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.


The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) test, which will be administered next spring, will include items from the Smarter Balanced assessment as well as items developed by Michigan teachers. But some will be in "field-test-only" mode.


A county Circuit Court judge ruled that the legislation signed last year by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn changing the pension system violates the state constitution.


The Data Quality Campaign lists 10 "state actions" that the group believes will help public schools better utilize and share data.


The appeals court determined that there are significant differences between the two sectors that justify funding disparities between charters and district schools.


Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar told the Associated Press that the group wants the governor or the state board to pick the state superintendent in 2016.


The impending departure of Kevin Huffman as Tennessee's education commissioner highlights turnovers among state K-12 chiefs in recent years.


This set of waiver renewals is likely the Obama administration's last best chance to put its stamp on the NCLB law before leaving office in early 2017


Huffman was appointed state education commissioner in 2011, and has overseen major changes in Tennessee education policy, many of them tied to the common core.


Watson was selected over three other finalists for the position, including current Georgia Superintendent John Barge.


There have been several interesting news developments in the arena of education finance the week of Nov. 10 in Colorado, Kansas, and elsewhere.


Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has presented a wide-ranging package of education initiatives that include a focus on early education, reading, and English-language learners.


Get the latest updates on pushback to the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana and elsewhere with two separate presentations on edweek.org


Join Education Week staff writers and K-12 experts for a live event on Nov. 12 in Washington to discuss the impact of the 2014 elections on education policy.


A bill to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Ohio passed a House committee, but its future in the state legislature is uncertain.


Keep up with the latest results in the 2014 contests for state schools superintendent.


Follow the results in a number of high-profile 2014 gubernatorial contests with potential impact on education.


Tom Torlakson, the incumbent, has claimed a win over challenger Marshall Tuck in the state superintendent's race in California.


The two national teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, spent a record-setting amount on state and local races this mid-term election cycle


GOP Gov. Scott Walker has won the Wisconsin's governor's race.


Republican Gov. Rick Scott has won the Florida governor's race.


Voters in a number of states faced ballot measures with major implications for education funding and policy.


The new test will be called the AzMERIT exam, and will replace the state's Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tests


Where could partisan control of legislatures flip relatively easily, and what are the education policy issues in play in those states?


The American Federation of Teachers is piling on the political ads in key cities and states, and AFT President Randi Weingarten is hopscotching across the country to stump for various candidates.


In addition to the paper-only announcement, Superintendent John White also said the English/language arts portion of the test for students in grades 3-8 would be shortened.


In the Oklahoma superintendent's race, both Democrat John Cox and Republican Joy Hofmeister have come out against high-stakes testing. What other issues are they highlighting?


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