Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi hold gubernatorial elections as well as down-ballot contests, and issues range from the Common Core State Standards to K-12 spending.

The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.

The "too much testing" story line has been gathering momentum for quite some time. Check out our new Storify that's collected articles and other media about the topic.

The vote by Arizona's state school board formally repeals the standards, but also leaves them on the books for now. So what gives?

Of the eight seats on the 11-member Louisiana state school board that were up for election, six were won by those that favor the common core.

Tisch oversaw big changes to Empire State K-12 policy during her six-year tenure as the leader of the Regents, and unleashed a torrent of political controversy in the process.

A former school teacher and state lawmaker, Dorn has been at the center of several interesting K-12 policy and political events in the Evergreen State.

The DoDEA organization, which runs 172 schools serving 74,000 students, awarded a one-year, renewable contract to Parcc Inc., the nonprofit group that manages the PARCC consortium

After months of weighing whether to use the PARCC test or its previous state exam next year, Massachusetts K-12 officials now might consider a third choice.

Kasich wants to "shrink the federal education bureaucracy" by consolidating over 100 programs into "four block grants" for states, he said Thursday in a speech in New Hampshire.


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