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April 02, 2015

Hello McFly! What Ever Happened to Kentucky's Landmark 1990 K-12 Law?

In 1990, Kentucky adopted a sweeping K-12 policy overhaul to fix what the state Supreme Court ruled the previous year was an invalid system of public schools.

April 01, 2015

Four States Could Begin Preschool Programs This Year; More Early-Ed News

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and South Dakota could begin offering state preschool services this year, while Texas and Oregon are also considering major initiatives in early education.

March 30, 2015

Judge Tosses Out Anti-Common-Core Lawsuit from Gov. Jindal, Legislators

On March 30, District Court Judge Tim Kelley dismissed a lawsuit that alleged the state school board violated Louisiana law in adopting the common core.

March 30, 2015

N.Y. Budget Deal Boosts K-12 Aid, Alters Tenure; Evaluation Changes Loom

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared victory in linking controversial K-12 policy changes to the New York state budget. What are the general details of the agreement?

March 26, 2015

Following Swift Change to State Law, Ark. Picks Former Senator as New Chief

Johnny Key, who did not meet earlier prerequisites for the commissioner's job, served in the state legislature from 2003 to 2013 and at one time led the state Senate education committee

March 24, 2015

A-F School Accountability Over in Virginia After Gov. Terry McAuliffe Signs Bill

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, signed A-F into law two years ago, but the bill ending it came from a fellow Republican in the state Senate.

March 19, 2015

Mich. Picks Local Superintendent With Lobbying Background as Next State Chief

Brian Whiston, the head of Dearborn public schools, will replace Mike Flanagan, the longest-serving state superintendent in the nation.

March 19, 2015

Bill Allowing Charter Schools Passes in Alabama, Awaits Gov. Bentley's Signature

If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the legislation allowing charter schools, the number of states not allowing charters will drop to seven.

March 18, 2015

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's Latest Common-Core Repeal Plan Mirrors Okla. Template

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced legislation to upend the Common Core State Standards and aligned tests in that state, and give lawmakers ultimate power over replacement standards.

March 18, 2015

Texas Senate Votes to Exempt Some Students From Testing Requirements

If Texas Gov. Greg Abbott were to sign the bill, it would be the second time in two legislative sessions that Texas lawmakers have reduced the mandatory testing burden on students.

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