New Jersey's education community is split on the question of Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf ability to implement major policy changes through regulatory authority.

Two state consortia working on tests based on the Common Core State Standards have released sample items intended to test whether students can show a deep understanding of material.

In 2013, 13 states passed laws related to 3rd-grade reading proficiency, but there remains a diverse set of interventions and consequences for students struggling with literacy.

The Kentucky Board of Education approved the creation of a nonprofit organization to fund education innovation in the state on Aug. 9.

Missouri voters approved a "right to pray" ballot initiative in schools on Aug. 7, while there is also ballot news in Nevada and South Dakota.

Oregon Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew said he is dissatisfied with the goals set in school districts' "achievement compacts" with the state.

Wyoming lawmakers took another step in discontinuing an exam for high school juniors in favor of the ACT, despite a request from Washington that the state keep it in place.

The complaints claim that black students—who do not constitute a majority in any of the five counties—represent a disproportionate number of students who are suspended, expelled, placed in alternative settings, and arrested at school.

State budgets heading into fiscal 2013 appear stable for the most part but are still vulnerable, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner announced Aug. 4 that he would step down from his position following a report from the state inspector general's office revealing misconduct by Heffner related to outside employment and the use of department resources.


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