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The state is pulling out of the five-year contract with Measurement Inc. after a series of technical glitches.

The Every Student Succeeds Act will give states more flexibility to write their own education agenda.

A group of education advocates and parents filed suit in 2010, arguing that the California legislature's funding of poor districts violated the state's constitution.

New Jersey is one of many states that have experienced problems with the online administering of standardized testing this year.

The comments by Karen Lewis came amid intensifying debate over Illinois' K-12 budget, which state politicians have been debating for close to a year.

The law will allow the state to take over districts that receive an F grade for two straight years.

Missouri legislators had criticized the Common Core State Standards as federal overreach and the state board replaced them with state-developed standards to go into effect this fall.

Kentucky's superintendent wants to use a dashboard approach to tell parents how their schools perform in several areas, without the kind of numerical ranking Kentucky now uses.

While the state previously allowed for intradistrict transfers to public schools, students weren't allowed to cross county lines.

Sooner State voters will decide in November whether to raise sales taxes by 1 percent in order to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise.

Teachers complained that the assessment, which observed students' social skills and word development, took too much time and was developmentally inappropriate.

A bill would require districts to make parent-engagement plans that are research-based and explain how many families would be reached with one-time funds.

The new funding formula, which adds $2 million and redistributes the state's education dollars, now heads to the state supreme court.

According to a paper by the National Association of State Boards of Education, 32 boards have authority over their state assessments and 45 have authority over state standards.

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. spoke to dozens of state superintendents as part of their annual legislative conference in Washington.

The education historian, blogger, and activist, in a widely distributed video, argues along with her organization the Network for Public Education that standardized tests based on the Common Core State Standards are "useless."


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