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January 22, 2014

New York Not the Only State Looking to 'Review' Common Core

In addition to New York, lawmakers in South Dakota and Tennessee are considering reviews or pauses to common-core implementation and common-core-aligned tests.

January 17, 2014

South Carolina Gov. Haley Vows State Will Ditch Common Core

In remarks made on Jan. 16 to a local Republican Party club, Haley said she would "absolutely" sign a bill that would repeal the common core in South Carolina.

January 16, 2014

Most Candidates for Georgia K-12 Chief's Post Oppose Common Core

Among candidates for state superintendent in Georgia, there's mostly opposition to the common core, even as the state chamber of commerce continues to support them.

January 15, 2014

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin Comes to Common Core's Defense in NGA Speech

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, said in a speech in Washington that the Common Core State Standards are not a federal program, but a crucial part of states' efforts to improve their economies.

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.

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