The Center for Education Reform, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, has given Indiana top marks among states for education policy.
Two bills seeking to weaken or eliminate the Common Core State Standards in South Dakota have fallen short.
An Indiana legislator fighting the Common Core State Standards believes his effort can pass muster with state lawmakers and the governor.
Montana lawmakers are considering bills that would allow charter schools and tax-credits for private-school tuition in the state.
A bill that would dramatically change Colorado's K-12 finance system passed the state Senate April 2.
Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has said he will implement an A-F school accountability system without lawmakers' approval.
Connecticut lawmakers appear ready to send new school security and gun control measures to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat.
Leading Republican lawmakers in Texas are pushing ahead with plans to revamp the state's high school graduation requirements, including by reducing by two-thirds the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to earn a diploma.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tried to assure state chiefs that he would not ignore them if NCLB district waivers were granted.
The executive director of CCSSO takes a long-term view of federal K-12 funding, and defends super-subgroups in NCLB waivers.