California is hammering out a new state accountability system to complement its school funding system and local accountability models. What might Golden State accountability look like in the future?
The deal could signal an approaching peace, or at least a cease-fire, in the long-running war over the common core and the PARCC test in Louisiana.
The Granite State governor's action is the first time a bill requiring a state to ditch the Common Core State Standards has been vetoed by a governor.
On Friday, the state's top court unanimously ruled that the law violated the provision of the state's constitution related specifically to pensions.
Gov. Scott Walker wants to defund the common-core aligned test, but he's not the only Wisconsin official who's gone after the test's rollout.
"To move from vague proclamations of support to full implementation requires highly specific decisions to be made about who to target, how much money to invest, and which stakeholders to engage," the researchers wrote in their Brookings Institution paper.
Lawmakers passed House Bill 1323 by wide margins on May 6 and sent it to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signature.
Researchers report that in 2012, a total of 38 states reported significant gaps in their expertise when it came to school turnarounds. And that number didn't improve the next year.
Such legislation could serve to satisfy testing skeptics or outright opponents from different political camps, without going so far as to defy federal law regarding testing.
Tidbits that didn't fit in this week's story: school districts championing opt-outs, praise for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and other issues regarding the testing opt-out movement.