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January 15, 2014

Indiana Gov. Sounding More Like State Might Drop Common Core

In his State of the State speech, Gov. Mike Pence said that Indiana's contents standards would be "written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers."

January 08, 2014

N.Y. Assembly Speaker: 'Case Has Been Made' for Common Core Delay

Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, argued that the Common Core State Standards were imposed improperly on teachers and other education officials without the proper support.

January 07, 2014

California State Board Set to Consider New, Hotly Contested Funding Rules

A revised version of proposed California school-funding regulations wouldn't let districts meet certain requirements simply by showing higher student performance.

January 07, 2014

Maine Gov. LePage Nominates Maine Interim K-12 Chief Rier to Top Spot

Jim Rier is currently Maine's acting commissioner, and has worked at the state department since 2003, when he became its director of finance and operations.

December 31, 2013

Top 10 State K-12 Blog Posts in 2013: From Common Core to Michelle Rhee

Many of the most popular blog posts for State EdWatch in 2013 concerned the common core, while others Involved big names like Arne Duncan, Tony Bennett, and Michelle Rhee.

December 19, 2013

Proposed Ballot Measure Could Put New Mexico's Skandera on Thin Ice

A state senator wants voters to decide whether to create an elected state school board that would pick the state superintendent, now chosen by the governor.

December 18, 2013

Head Count: Executive Orders and State Republican Parties on Common Core

The list of governors issuing executive orders regarding the common core continues to grow, and so far they are all Republican leaders.

December 16, 2013

Chiefs for Change Adds Delaware K-12 Secretary Mark Murphy as New Member

Murphy, appointed in 2012 by Gov. Jack Markell, becomes the seventh member of the group that is backed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's K-12 foundation.

December 05, 2013

Okla. Governor to Feds: Stay Away From Our (Common Core) Standards

In her executive order, Gov. Mary Fallin also says that the state's standards won't jeopardize student privacy or parents who home-school their children.

December 04, 2013

K-12 Policy Warfare in Indiana Persists With Leak of New Group's Agenda

Indiana superintendent Glenda Ritz says the document shows state officials are planning to remove her as chairwoman of the state school board.

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