The state's highest court rejected arguments by more than half of the state's school districts that the Texas school funding formula fails to meet constitutional standards.
The state's board of education has fought with the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas over who staff members in the department report to.
Paolo DeMaria has worked at the education department and served as an adviser to the state senate and to former Republican Governors George Voinovich and Bob Taft.
Top Democratic leaders sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education Wednesday urging them to help states gather an appropriately diverse level of feedback.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie ordered a point-by-point review of the Common Core State Standards after parents and teachers complained.
North Dakota and Wyoming state superintendents said this week that they will soon hire new testing vendors.
The state is pulling out of the five-year contract with Measurement Inc. after a series of technical glitches.
The Every Student Succeeds Act will give states more flexibility to write their own education agenda.
A group of education advocates and parents filed suit in 2010, arguing that the California legislature's funding of poor districts violated the state's constitution.
New Jersey is one of many states that have experienced problems with the online administering of standardized testing this year.