Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced a new Center for Innovation and Career Education on Aug. 23, a move that irked Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.
The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, has requested the state school board to conduct a new evaluation of the Common Core State Standards.
Marshall Tuck, a former executive with two Los Angeles school groups, including Green Dot Public Schools, has announced his candidacy for California superintendent in 2014.
A poll published by Education Next shows both support and opposition to the common core growing in 2013, with the latter nearly doubling.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new tax-credit scholarship program that Alabama lawmakers approved earlier this year.
Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced he is leaving his position to work on strategic innovation at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
From teacher evaluations to state K-12 funding and leadership turnover, education has generated several different story lines in 2013.
A stand-off has emerged between Philadelphia public schools and state Republican leaders as the city system grapples with financial problems.
New York, California and Wyoming have all reported broad declines in students' test performance this year, attributing the drops in varying degrees to the Common Core State Standards.