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Watch: Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal

A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.


Charlie Crist 'Pathetic' for School Choice Reversal, Top Florida Republican Says

The head of Florida House's K-12 appropriations subcommittee says that if Gov. Rick Scott wins reelection, big changes could be in store for how school funding works.


Report: Greater Links Needed Between Louisiana Schools, Teacher Prep Programs

Half of Louisiana's public school teachers with one to five years of experience say they weren't adequately prepared for the realities of full-time teaching in their first year,


George Miller: 'Students are Enthusiastic' About Meeting Common-Core Challenge

The retiring U.S. representative also says that politicians are attacking the standards largely to position themselves better for the 2016 presidential elections.


Fla.'s Charlie Crist on the Stump: K-12 Priorities, Funding, and Privatization

Supporters of Democratic nominee Charlie Crist for Florida governor are optimistic about his K-12 plans, but concede that he might not bring big changes in some areas if elected.


Florida Survey Shows Growing Attention to and Anxiety About K-12

In the midst of a closely fought gubernatorial campaign, a survey of Florida residents reveals that they are placing increasing importance on the state's public school


Lawsuit Targets Common-Core Tests as 'Illegal Interstate Compact'

A Missouri lawsuit claims that the state's funding of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium illegally cedes state sovereignty over its K-12 policy.


Furloughs and Failing Schools: Audio from the Governor's Race in Georgia

Keen on hearing more about education in the Georgia governor's race? Listen to the two candidates stake out their turf on K-12 issues.


No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top Targeted by Ga. Superintendent Hopefuls

Federal education law, and competitive-grant initiatives from Washington, are catching quite a bit of heat from the two candidates seeking to be Georgia's next schools chief.


Missouri Education Chief to Resign; W. Va. Gets New State Superintendent

Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro says she will resign at the end of the calendar year; meanwhile, Michael Martirano is sworn in as West Virginia's state schools superintendent.


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