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July 29, 2014

Louisiana Board Joins Common-Core-Testing Suit Against Governor Jindal

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-4 on July 29 to join a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the governor's to block a common-core-aligned test.

July 29, 2014

Raise Taxes On Wealthy for K-12, Pa. Gubernatorial Candidate Says

Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.

July 22, 2014

Lawsuit Attacks Louisiana Governor Over Common-Core Testing

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit targeting Gov. Bobby Jindal say the GOP governor is improperly attempting to usurp power by blocking the state's common-core testing contract.

July 21, 2014

Democrats in Georgia Offer Interesting Election Picture on Education

A trio of candidates for state offices in Georgia shows how Democratic candidates can break different ways on certain K-12 issues.

July 18, 2014

Louisiana Schools Stare Into Common-Core Testing Abyss as Officials Clash

A July 17 discussion between Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White failed to break a political and policy disagreement over common-core testing.

July 17, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Calls for Repeal of Common Core in 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has called for his state legislature to approve a bill repealing the Common Core State Standards next year.

July 17, 2014

Review of Common Core, Federal Role in Standards Sought by Utah Gov. Herbert

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced July 17 that he wants more information about the common core and for the public to review the standards.

July 16, 2014

Common-Core "Review" Bill Will Be Signed by N.C. Gov. McCrory

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced July 16 that he will sign a bill that will initiate what he says is a "review" of the Common Core State Standards.

July 15, 2014

Oklahoma Law Repealing Common Core Upheld by State Supreme Court

The plaintiffs had argued that the law usurped the rightful power of the state school board to develop and have final say over content standards.

July 15, 2014

N.J. to Reduce Influence of Common-Core Tests on Teacher Evaluation

A deal has been reached in New Jersey to phase in the impact of common-core-aligned tests on teacher evaluations.

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