Voters in Colorado's Jefferson County, just outside of Denver, could be the X-factor in the fate of a tax increase designed to help public schools.
A proposed tax increase to reboot Colorado's K-12 funding system that requires voter approval is sparking political passions across the state.
A potential constitutional fight might emerge between Kansas legislators and state judges over school spending, with a Supreme Court ruling on the way.
The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a six-state collaborative to improve common-core implementation on Oct. 3.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will eliminate most of its existing testing system for the 2013-14 school year.
The common core spending freeze began in Michigan Oct. 1, while the standards' fate in Indiana remains murky following a legislative report.
In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, Louisiana Superintendent John White urged self-described education reformers to change the narrative surrounding their work and to focus on fixing K-12's "plumbing."
Results from the second year of common-core aligned tests in Kentucky showed a variety of results across school levels and student groups.
News on state education chiefs for the week of Sept. 23 included a new Oregon K-12 boss and a skydiving Rhode Island education commissioner.
Mississippi has chosen Carey Wright, a former administrator in D.C. and Maryland public schools, to be its new state superintendent.