Arizona Teacher Announces Effort to Recall State Chief-Elect Douglas

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.


NCLB Waiver Reclaimed by Oklahoma After Three-Month Absence

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.


What's the Best Way to Classify Michigan's Common-Core Testing Plans?

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.


Illinois Pension-Overhaul Struck Down by Judge, Heads to State Supreme Court

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.


States Expanded Availability and Uses of Student K-12 Data, New Report Says

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


Charters Aren't Owed Funding That Equals District School Aid, Ariz. Court Rules

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


Push to Eliminate Election of Indiana Superintendent Possible in 2015

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.


What's the Turnover for State Education Chiefs in Recent Years?

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


In New NCLB Waiver Guidance, Feds Renege on Student-Achievement Pledge

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


Kevin Huffman Leaving Post as Tennessee K-12 Chief

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.


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