As public school enrollment falls, the state of Vermont is urging school districts to consider mergers.
Federal law requires each school to test at least 95 percent of its students or else the district or state could face sanctions, some as severe as losing Title I money for low-income students.
Lawmakers drafted emergency legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.
Advocates have plans to push more state legislatures to pass laws requiring high schoolers to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate in coming years.
In his suit, House Speaker Mark Eves said that Gov. Paul LePage acted out of "personal rage, vindictiveness and partisan malice" by threatening a non-profit group with the loss of funds if they made him its president.
School funding has been a contentious issue in Washington state since 2012, when the state Supreme Court ruled that the state was not meeting its constitutional duty with respect to K-12 spending.
It's the third year that New York state students have taken tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
If you thought state education budgets were safe once lawmakers shut down their regular legislative sessions, think again.
A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Gov. Scott Walker arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have enough power.
Ritz announced she was pulling out of the race in order to focus on a bid for a second term as state superintendent. Indiana's gubernatorial election is next year.