Louisiana Drops Common Core Lawsuit Against Obama

The state has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the lawsuit, which argued the federal government illegally pressured state leaders into adopting the Common Core State Standards.


Alaska Education Commissioner Resigns Abruptly

Mike Hanley, the state schools chief since 2011, has come under fire for his department's rollout of the state exam.


South Dakota Governor Proposes to Alter Funding Formula to Boost Teacher Pay

Suffering from a statewide teacher shortage, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed in his State of the State address to tie school funding to teacher salaries.


Ravitch-Led Group Rates Most States Low on Its Education Priorities

Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.


Oklahoma Governor Pitches Teacher Pay Raise Amid $1 Billion Budget Hole

Gov. Mary Fallin is proposing that the state raise cigarette and online sales taxes to provide teachers with a $3,000 pay raise next year, and that it consolidate school districts.


State Pre-K Funding Increases For Fourth Year Straight

Thirty-two states have increased funding while only nine states decreased funding for preschool.


Washington State Politicians Wrangle Over Funding-Formula Deadline

A state Senate proposal calls for a new funding formula by the end of 2018, while the governor and lawmakers in the House want a 2017 deadline.


Per Pupil Spending Down in Most States, According to Federal Data

Despite the economic recovery, districts spent 1.8 percent less per student in 2013 than they did the prior year.


Group Sues to Prevent Common Core Question on Massachusetts Ballot

The lawsuit claims that the question scheduled for a vote on November's ballot is invalid and would revert the state to outdated academic standards.


Wanted: Education Chief to Fix Oregon's Graduation Rate

The Beaver State's next education chief, who carries the title of "education innovation officer," will be tasked with boosting the state's 72 percent graduation rate.


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