U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. spoke to dozens of state superintendents as part of their annual legislative conference in Washington.
The education historian, blogger, and activist, in a widely distributed video, argues along with her organization the Network for Public Education that standardized tests based on the Common Core State Standards are "useless."
The two groups will have to sort through several cultural differences amid a rapidly changing policy landscape in the wake of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The state's governor-appointed board of education continues to feud with Arizona's elected schools superintendent over who's in charge.
The districts allege the state department miscalculated the state's funding formula for 22 years, and now owes them millions of dollars.
Without hurting wealthy districts, the state added $2 million to its funding formula while restructuring it.
According to a National Conference of State Legislatures analysis, state legislators have proposed more than 500 bills dealing with standards, assessment, accountability, and other matters.
The eight-month standoff between the state's Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled legislature held up millions of dollars in state education funding.
Betty Rosa's comments come just weeks before students across New York start taking the latest round of the state's standardized exams.
The organization, which advocates for the use of the Common Core State Standards and school choice, once consisted solely of state school chiefs.