The comments by Karen Lewis came amid intensifying debate over Illinois' K-12 budget, which state politicians have been debating for close to a year.

The law will allow the state to take over districts that receive an F grade for two straight years.

Missouri legislators had criticized the Common Core State Standards as federal overreach and the state board replaced them with state-developed standards to go into effect this fall.

Kentucky's superintendent wants to use a dashboard approach to tell parents how their schools perform in several areas, without the kind of numerical ranking Kentucky now uses.

While the state previously allowed for intradistrict transfers to public schools, students weren't allowed to cross county lines.

Sooner State voters will decide in November whether to raise sales taxes by 1 percent in order to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise.

Teachers complained that the assessment, which observed students' social skills and word development, took too much time and was developmentally inappropriate.

A bill would require districts to make parent-engagement plans that are research-based and explain how many families would be reached with one-time funds.

The new funding formula, which adds $2 million and redistributes the state's education dollars, now heads to the state supreme court.

According to a paper by the National Association of State Boards of Education, 32 boards have authority over their state assessments and 45 have authority over state standards.


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