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August 01, 2013

Tony Bennett to Resign as Florida Education Commissioner

Tony Bennett was slated to resign as Florida's education commissioner on Aug. 1, following stories about Indiana's A-F system in 2012.

July 22, 2013

Texas Seeks Waiver From Feds on Test Exemptions

Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.

July 15, 2013

'Hybrid Districts'? Michigan's K-12 Boss Pushes His Vision

Michigan's state superintendent wants new "hybrid districts" as a step towards larger countywide school systems.

July 11, 2013

Does Increasing K-12 State Funding Mean Less Local Tax Pressure?

A major K-12 funding increase in Minnesota and a "freeze" on local levies don't guarantee flat taxes in school districts.

July 09, 2013

Lawsuit Aims to Strike Down New Charter Law in Washington State

A coalition of K-12 advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit against Washington state's new charter law, alleging it is unconstitutional.

July 03, 2013

School Voucher Expansion Approved in Wisconsin, With Two Twists

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, approved a voucher expansion in the state July 1, but issued two vetoes that may displease school choice advocates.

July 02, 2013

Updated Anti-Common-Core Bill Tracker, Now With Penn. News

Pennsylvania is the latest state to experience an uptick in anti-common-core activity among state legislators.

June 28, 2013

Wyoming's New Chief Has Strong Ties to Common Core, ALEC

Wyoming's new head of public schools is a strong common core supporter who has worked on the ALEC Education Task Force.

June 27, 2013

States Urged by Arne Duncan to Take Lead in Early Education Push

Sec. Arne Duncan pushed for state leaders to be aggressive in expanding early education in a June 27 speech at the Education Commission of the States.

June 21, 2013

Baseball Bats and the Buddy System: Report Slams Ex-Wyoming Chief

A report by Wyoming state investigators says former K-12 chief Cindy Hill was responsible for corruption and mismanagement in her department.

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