After filing a complaint with the IRS this week over the tax-exempt status of ALEC, Common Cause made public several documents related to ALEC's legislative work, including in the education field. ALEC dismissed this complaint as motivated by partisan ill-will.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said he would continue to fight for his education proposals, even as poll numbers indicate they don't enjoy strong support, and state lawmakers have moved to water down his new teacher evaluation system.

A survey of Californians has found that a majority of residents support Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest residents to help fund public schools, but don't want the sales tax raised for the same purpose.

Link to Education Week's special report on the Common Core State Standards.

A liberal nonprofit has filed an IRS complaint challenging its tax-exempt status, while a bill in Tennessee that would have required bills based on model legislation from ALEC and other groups to have been disclosed as such died in the state legislature.

The Education Commission of the States looks at governors' State of the State speeches from the last several years to see how often education was mentioned, and how often various education terms and phrases were brought up.

The next state superintendent of schools in Maryland will be Lillian Lowery, now the education secretary in Delaware, the state education department announced Friday.

The Hawaii Board of Education has approved a framework for new teacher and principal evaluations, but the state teachers union says that it still needs to give approval to any final plan.

A Texas judge has set a trial date of Oct. 22 for school districts suing the state over $5.4 billion in K-12 education cuts the districts say violate the state's constitution.

A report from a coalition of business leaders states that every dollar invested in early learning programs in Kansas generates 68 cents for the state's economy, beating out manufacturing and retail in terms of its economic impact.


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