A new report from a Washington think tank states that in 2013 a majority of states are still spending below their pre-recession levels on K-12.

A letter from more than 60 Tennessee school superintendents protests the way K-12 policy has been handled by state superintendent Kevin Huffman.

Tom Luna expressed regret over his political approach to his signature 2011 K-12 laws that were overturned in the 2012 elections.

California squares off against the U.S. Department of Education over the state's plan to abandon most of its testing system and use only field tests being designed for the common core.

A new report commissioned by legislative leaders in Indiana finds that the changes made to the state's grading system, which benefited a charter school run by a top political donor, were "plausible."

By guest blogger Catherine Gewertz Under pressure from common-core opponents, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage has signed an executive order declaring that the state's schools are fully in charge of the academic standards that guide their teaching. Maine adopted the common standards in April of 2011. According to the Associated Press and local news media, LePage signed the order yesterday. The Republican governor had been getting heat from conservative opponents of the standards, who were concerned that local control over education was being eroded, and that student data would be inappropriately shared as part of the initiative. The order says ...

Common core news developments continue in various states as lawmakers consider the standards in Alabama, Florida, and Michigan.

A second lawsuit in under two weeks, this one backed by a state teachers' union, is challenging the new tax-credit scholarship program in Alabama.

The federal government is seeking to prevent future vouchers from being awarded in Louisiana districts under desegregation orders.

Pennsylvania's acting Secretary of Education William Harner was forced out by GOP Gov. Tom Corbett on Aug. 26, replaced with a former teachers' union official.


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