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The "too much testing" story line has been gathering momentum for quite some time. Check out our new Storify that's collected articles and other media about the topic.


The vote by Arizona's state school board formally repeals the standards, but also leaves them on the books for now. So what gives?


Of the eight seats on the 11-member Louisiana state school board that were up for election, six were won by those that favor the common core.


Tisch oversaw big changes to Empire State K-12 policy during her six-year tenure as the leader of the Regents, and unleashed a torrent of political controversy in the process.


A former school teacher and state lawmaker, Dorn has been at the center of several interesting K-12 policy and political events in the Evergreen State.


The DoDEA organization, which runs 172 schools serving 74,000 students, awarded a one-year, renewable contract to Parcc Inc., the nonprofit group that manages the PARCC consortium


After months of weighing whether to use the PARCC test or its previous state exam next year, Massachusetts K-12 officials now might consider a third choice.


Kasich wants to "shrink the federal education bureaucracy" by consolidating over 100 programs into "four block grants" for states, he said Thursday in a speech in New Hampshire.


During his time in Texas, Williams oversaw the state's shift to new academic standards and new assessments, and had disputes with the Education Department over the state's NCLB waiver.


Has any state cracked the code when it comes to turning around schools that have been foundering for decades?


Some of the suits have been filed in state courts, other in federal courts, mainly on constitutional grounds that the systems violate equal-protection guarantees.


"Our description of Level 3 and above as reflecting students being 'on track for college and career readiness' was in error," Arkansas chief Johnny Key said in his statement.


Arkansas joins Ohio as a state that will report PARCC scores differently than the testing consortium when it comes to student performance.


Indiana's schools chief Glenda Ritz asked the U.S. Department of Education on Friday to clarify guidelines for distributing federal funding to charter schools with large numbers of low-income students.


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