Sec. Arne Duncan defended the Common Core State Standards from what he called false political attacks in prepared remarks to newspaper editors.
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June 11, 2013
Test results from Texas and Florida released in early June show flat results on many tests, but improvement on some.
May 21, 2013
A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.
May 20, 2013
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
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 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has said he will implement an A-F school accountability system without lawmakers' approval.
March 07, 2013
Results from New York state's competitive K-12 grant program show reasons for skepticism, one group says.
February 25, 2013
A new report on graduation rates in the states showed overall progress for Southern states but lingering gaps based on race.
February 21, 2013
A report released Feb. 21 examined NAEP results for the five largest states by enrollment.
February 20, 2013
Texas lawmakers are calling for major changes to the state's testing and accountability system.