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July 22, 2013

Texas Seeks Waiver From Feds on Test Exemptions

Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.

June 25, 2013

Arne Duncan Decries 'Imaginary' Attacks on Common Core

Sec. Arne Duncan defended the Common Core State Standards from what he called false political attacks in prepared remarks to newspaper editors.

June 11, 2013

State Test Results Released in Texas, Florida: How Did Students Do?

Test results from Texas and Florida released in early June show flat results on many tests, but improvement on some.

May 21, 2013

Texas Could Create Special District for School Turnarounds

A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.

May 20, 2013

Alabama Gov. Questions School Choice Bill He Signed, Seeks Delay, Fails

A push by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, to delay a recently signed school-choice plan by two years fell short among lawmakers.

May 13, 2013

Common Core and 'Smile Intensity': Together at Last?

As Missouri lawmakers consider requiring a review of the common core, some of its critics link it to a federal report on facial recognition technology.

April 02, 2013

Texas K-12 Chief's Interesting Relationship With State Lawmakers

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has said he will implement an A-F school accountability system without lawmakers' approval.

March 07, 2013

New York's Competitive Education Grants Sputter on Launch Pad

Results from New York state's competitive K-12 grant program show reasons for skepticism, one group says.

February 25, 2013

Graduation Rates: Southern States See Biggest Improvements

A new report on graduation rates in the states showed overall progress for Southern states but lingering gaps based on race.

February 21, 2013

NAEP Performance for 'Mega States' a Mixed Bag

A report released Feb. 21 examined NAEP results for the five largest states by enrollment.

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