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March 23, 2015

Arne Duncan Urges Leadership From State Chiefs on Common Core, Equity, Testing

The U.S. Secretary of Education told members of the Council of Chief State School Officers that states could take the lead on issues like overtesting and early education.

February 26, 2015

Federal Judge Rules Gov. Jindal's Common-Core Lawsuit Can Proceed

U.S. District Court Judge Shelly D. Dick ruled that Jindal proved to the court's satisfaction that he had a right to sue the federal government over the common core.

February 04, 2015

California Seeks NCLB Waiver From Feds Over Use of Test Scores

Nearly one year after winning a controversial NCLB "double-testing" waiver, California is once again seeking significant exemptions from provisions of the federal education law.

November 13, 2014

In New NCLB Waiver Guidance, Feds Renege on Student-Achievement Pledge

This set of waiver renewals is likely the Obama administration's last best chance to put its stamp on the NCLB law before leaving office in early 2017

October 08, 2014

Feds Seek More User-Friendly K-12 Environment for States With New Office

The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

September 26, 2014

George Miller: 'Students are Enthusiastic' About Meeting Common-Core Challenge

The retiring U.S. representative also says that politicians are attacking the standards largely to position themselves better for the 2016 presidential elections.

August 27, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to Sue Ed. Dept., Sec. Duncan Over Common Core

In his latest effort to decouple Louisiana from the common core, Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for forcing states to adopt the new standards.

August 26, 2014

New Teacher Evaluation Flexibility for Waiver States Irks Washington State Ed. Chief

Washington State education chief Randy Dorn sounds off against Sec. Arne Duncan's decision to allow waiver states to delay tying student test scores to teacher evaluations.

June 20, 2014

N.Y. Teacher Evaluations Getting Surgery to Alter Impact of Common-Core Tests

New York state lawmakers have approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill changing the impact of assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards when it comes to teacher and principal evaluations.

June 17, 2014

Understanding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Veto of a 'Pro-Common Core' Bill

What did the "pro-common core bill" vetoed by Louisiana's governor really say, and where is the split in GOP governors' positions on the common core?

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