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July 15, 2014

N.J. to Reduce Influence of Common-Core Tests on Teacher Evaluation

A deal has been reached in New Jersey to phase in the impact of common-core-aligned tests on teacher evaluations.

July 14, 2014

Bill to Review and Revise the Common Core Approved by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

The bill signed into law creates a two-year process for a review and revision of the common core in Missouri.

July 07, 2014

In N.J., Calls for Pausing Impact of Common-Core Tests Run Aground

Despite the move by many states to delay the impact of common-core tests on accountability policies, one Republican governor has signaled his state won't follow suit.

July 02, 2014

Louisiana State Board Moves Closer to Suing Gov. Jindal Over PARCC Tests

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the PARCC test.

July 01, 2014

Budget Limbo in Pa., as Pensions, Philadelphia K-12 Aid Hang in Balance

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to sign a fiscal 2015 budget sent to him by lawmakers, and appears at odds with them on how to reduce pension obligations.

June 20, 2014

Florida Governor Approves Bill to Expand Tax-Credit Scholarship Program

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that will expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program to a larger range of students.

June 20, 2014

N.Y. Teacher Evaluations Getting Surgery to Alter Impact of Common-Core Tests

New York state lawmakers have approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill changing the impact of assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards when it comes to teacher and principal evaluations.

June 19, 2014

Common Core Caught in Tractor Beam of Presidential Politics for Some Governors

How is the 2016 presidential campaign affecting, and not affecting, support for the common core among Republican governors?

June 18, 2014

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Declares State Dumping Common Core, PARCC Tests

Louisiana's governor wants the state to "develop our own standards and our own tests," but he will likely have a fight on his hands with the state schools' chief and board still backing the common core.

June 18, 2014

Fla. Gov. Scott Pushed to Veto School-Choice Expansion by Various Groups

Groups ranging from the state PTA and the Florida School Boards Association are pushing Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

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