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February 05, 2016

Louisiana Drops Common Core Lawsuit Against Obama

The state has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the lawsuit, which argued the federal government illegally pressured state leaders into adopting the Common Core State Standards.

February 04, 2016

South Dakota Governor Proposes to Alter Funding Formula to Boost Teacher Pay

Suffering from a statewide teacher shortage, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed in his State of the State address to tie school funding to teacher salaries.

November 02, 2015

Ariz. Gov. Ducey OKs $3.5 Billion K-12 Funding Hike, Pending Voter Approval

The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.

October 26, 2015

Merryl Tisch to Leave N.Y. Regents After Busy, Polarizing Tenure

Tisch oversaw big changes to Empire State K-12 policy during her six-year tenure as the leader of the Regents, and unleashed a torrent of political controversy in the process.

October 16, 2015

As President, Gov. Kasich Would Push Ed. Department to 'End Its Interference'

Kasich wants to "shrink the federal education bureaucracy" by consolidating over 100 programs into "four block grants" for states, he said Thursday in a speech in New Hampshire.

September 29, 2015

Pledging a Do-Over on Common Core, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces New Task Force

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced the Common Core Task Force on Sept. 28. It will study the standards and aligned exams and make those recommendations by the end of 2015.

September 28, 2015

Arizona Gov. Ducey's K-12 Council Pushes Policy Shifts for Funding, Charters

The Classrooms First Initiative Council published its initial recommendations to change the K-12 funding formula earlier this month.

September 22, 2015

With Poll Numbers Close to Zero, Gov. Walker Steps Away from 2016 Race

The governor becomes the second Republican to effectively exit the contest after former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

September 14, 2015

No Special Session to Save Washington State Charters, Gov. Inslee Says

Gov. Jay Inslee says he will focus on improving traditional public schools instead of charters, which were struck down by a Sept. 4 state supreme court ruling.

September 09, 2015

Indiana Poised to Cut Length of State Test by Three Hours After Uproar

Last February, the Indiana education department sent shock waves throughout the state when it announced that its exam for grades 3-8 would take 12 hours for students to complete.

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