U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged state leaders to lead the way on expanding access to early education at a meeting in Washington Feb. 23.
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February 24, 2014
February 20, 2014
The Indiana Department of Education has released a draft version of new content standards for English/language arts and math that would replace the Common Core State Standards that were adopted by the state in 2010.
February 12, 2014
A new lawsuit claims that New York state has not lived up to the K-12 funding commitments it began to satisfy in 2007, citing budget cuts in recent years.
February 11, 2014
The Garden State's K-12 chief used to work under Amplify boss Joel Klein in New York City's school system and oversaw charter-school expansion and new accountability measures in New Jersey.
February 10, 2014
Options offered by the New York Board of Regents include a new online portal to help educators access curricular resources and new testing options for special student populations.
February 04, 2014
A group of Colorado school superintendents call for an additional $275 million in state public-school funding on top of a proposed increase from Gov. John Hickenlooper.
January 31, 2014
Kentucky had been uncertain for many months about whether it would use the PARCC tests for common standards.
January 30, 2014
A pledge by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to address the name of a sea between Japan and the Korean Peninsula in Virginia textbooks has highlighted historical animosities.
January 29, 2014
The bill would require Indiana to drop the common core, but wouldn't explicitly bar the state from re-adopting the standards later this year.
January 29, 2014
Cindy Hill has said she'll resume her previous duties as Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, but an ongoing state investigation into her conduct still could pose problems.