A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.
A push by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, to delay a recently signed school-choice plan by two years fell short among lawmakers.
Opponents of the Common Core State Standards are pressing their case in Georgia and Kansas, while a Washington business group urges support for the standards.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal reiterated the state's commitment to keep student data private as common core opposition in the state grows.
Pennsylvania GOP Gov. Tom Corbett said he will nominate William Harner, a district superintendent in the state, to replace Ron Tomalis as education secretary.
California Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed education budget, which prioritizes certain students, will have to pass multiple tests in California.
Pennsylvania Democrats are saying the common core is not being funded properly and could lead to dramatically lower graduation rates.
As Missouri lawmakers consider requiring a review of the common core, some of its critics link it to a federal report on facial recognition technology.
Various opponents of the common core are taking stock of their positions and momentum from both the right and left sides of the aisle.
Iowa Director of Education Jason Glass is one of three finalists for a superintendent position in a Colorado school district.