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.
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January 07, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Indiana superintendent Glenda Ritz says the document shows state officials are planning to remove her as chairwoman of the state school board.
November 08, 2013
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has picked former Chicago public schools CEO Paul Vallas to be his running mate as lieutenant governor in 2014.