Governors heard updates about the possible direction of federal education law, and stressed that they needed more certainty from Washington as they work to improve schools.
House Bill 1380, which has yet to be voted on in the full House, would bar the use of state funds on materials and activities related to the AP U.S. History course.
A majority of the potential Iowa GOP electorate would find a presidential candidate's common-core support acceptable, but it's pretty much a dead heat in two other states.
Skandera was picked to be the top K-12 official in New Mexico in 2011, but until this week her nomination had stalled even as she performed the duties of the office.
Last year, changes to teacher tenure and school choice were tacked onto the state K-12 spending plan. Could the same happen again for a common-core repeal effort this year?
Kitzhaber had laid out ambitious early-literacy policy proposals after his 2014 re-election, and had also ordered a review of common-core-aligned tests in schools.
"If they are weak, let us strengthen them," the then-Florida governor wrote in an email from 10 years ago after a negative report about the state's content standards.
Do the two state assessments being used in the Bay State accurately measure "college- and career-readiness" of students that so many states now say is their top priority?
The move could increase tensions between Superintendent Diane Douglas, a foe of the common core, and the state school board, which continues to support it.
Gov. Mike Pence, Superintendent Glenda Ritz, and others are seeking emergency changes to the state test after an outcry that it would take students too long to complete.