The composition of the ten states with the strongest charter-school law didn't change much, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
In not seeking a third term, Luna said he hopes that his decision means policy recommendations from a state task force stand a better chance of survival.
The move by the New York state teachers' union could signal new worries for common core in the Empire State, and for state K-12 chief John King.
The state board agreed to change how the standards will work in Alabama schools, but didn't explicitly alter the common core or add new standards.
A proposed tax hike of .55 percentage points on wealthy New York City residents has become a sticking point in the fight over early-education in New York state.
In addition to New York, lawmakers in South Dakota and Tennessee are considering reviews or pauses to common-core implementation and common-core-aligned tests.
In remarks made on Jan. 16 to a local Republican Party club, Haley said she would "absolutely" sign a bill that would repeal the common core in South Carolina.
The new rules governing K-12 finance in California are intended to help needy students while strengthening the flexibility of local governance.
Wealth-based spending gaps in North Carolina have grown over the past decade, while a new school finance formula in Pennsylvania may be in the works.
Among candidates for state superintendent in Georgia, there's mostly opposition to the common core, even as the state chamber of commerce continues to support them.