Push for Local Control by Ohio Districts Opposes State, Federal Policy Meddling

Fed up with what they see as policies from state and national lawmakers that bog teachers down, a group of districts in Ohio have formed a network to push for greater local control.


Ariz. Chief Douglas Continues Fight With State Board Over Department Control

In her appeal of a court ruling, state Superintendent Diane Douglas accused state board staff of running a "shadow administration" within Arizona's education apparatus.


Gov. Christie: Teachers' Unions Need a 'Punch in the Face' and Are 'Destructive'

Seeking an upper hand in a crowded GOP presidential election field, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for an uppercut to his old political foe.


Jeb Bush Highlights Black, Hispanic Test Scores in National Urban League Speech

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spent a good chunk of time on his education record during a July 31 speech to the National Urban League. What did he focus on?


Ark. Common-Core Review Recommends a Smartphone App ... And Another Review

The latest state to complete a review of the standards is Arkansas. But its review has led to a somewhat unusual, if not unique, recommendation.


Track the Ebb and Flow of Public School Spending in 50 States

EdSource highlights both per-student spending figures per year and how much spending rose and fell during a single student's 13 years in a K-12 system.


Opt-Out Resolution From N.J. Senate Seeks End to 'Sit and Stare' Policies

The resolution, which passed by voice vote on July 23, asks the education department to develop the guidelines for students opting out of standardized tests by Sept. 1.


School Funding Fight Back in Hands of Washington State's Supreme Court

One of the most contentious K-12 spending battles in the nation could be close to a conclusion after over three years of legal and legislative wrangling.


Twitter's Anti-Common-Core Picture Show: Sauron, Big Macs, and Zombies

Is a picture worth a thousand words about the Common Core State Standards—or even 140 characters?


As PARCC Sheds States, Is the Common-Core Test Toast or Tougher Than it Looks?

PARCC has plans to survive, but the fate of the common-core testing consortium remains very much up in the air as the 2015-16 school year approaches.


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