Louisiana Common-Core Compromise Progresses, But Uncertainty Tags Along

Louisiana's compromise concerning the Common Core State Standards is moving ahead in the state legislature, but it hasn't crossed the finish line or cleared other hurdles.


Chiefs for Change Group Expands and Shifts Membership

The three new members are Chris Barbic, the head of the Tennessee Achievement School District; Dale Erquiaga, the Nevada state chief; and Mike Miles, the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District.


Former Tampa Schools Boss MaryEllen Elia Named N.Y. K-12 Chief

The former superintendent of Florida's Hillsborough County schools is poised to become New York state's next K-12 commissioner, according to reports.


Focus Group Responds to Question About Jeb Bush: 'Common Core, What Is That?'

What did a focus group of Iowa Republicans say when asked about the common core and prospective candidate Jeb Bush's support for it?


Minnesota Heads to Special Session Over Education Aid, Joining Washington St.

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill that he said was inadequate.


Ohio House Passes Bill to Cut PARCC Test; Plus, Md. and Ill. Testing News

The number of states curtailing or considering a review of their involvement with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam has grown in recent weeks.


Rand Paul: National Tests OK, But Wants Silicon Valley Over Uncle Sam

"I'm not arguing against any kind of national communication or even national testing. I took national tests when I was a kid," Sen. Rand Paul said in a recent interview.


Beyond a Spot on the Map: Experts Study How States Can Help Rural Schools

In a new set of essays, experts examine how to use technology, school finance, and professional development to help such schools.


Big Tax Revenues Goose California Education Budget From Gov. Brown

State tax revenues have turned out to be $6.7 billion higher than the estimates Brown used last January when Brown presented his original proposed budget for fiscal 2016.


One Step Closer to a New Accountability System for California Schools?

California is hammering out a new state accountability system to complement its school funding system and local accountability models. What might Golden State accountability look like in the future?


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