News on state education chiefs for the week of Sept. 23 included a new Oregon K-12 boss and a skydiving Rhode Island education commissioner.
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September 27, 2013
September 24, 2013
There seems to be some disparity between Gov. Rick Scott's public comments on a common-core testing consortium and his official correspondence on the matter.
September 23, 2013
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that the state will pull out of a consortia developing common-core-aligned tests, the Associated Press says.
September 19, 2013
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said he is mulling a variety of ways for the state to alter or eliminate its role in a common-core testing consortium.
September 13, 2013
Groups including the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers are strongly urging an NCLB reauthorization.
September 12, 2013
A letter from more than 60 Tennessee school superintendents protests the way K-12 policy has been handled by state superintendent Kevin Huffman.
September 11, 2013
Tom Luna expressed regret over his political approach to his signature 2011 K-12 laws that were overturned in the 2012 elections.
September 05, 2013
By guest blogger Catherine Gewertz Under pressure from common-core opponents, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage has signed an executive order declaring that the state's schools are fully in charge of the academic standards that guide their teaching. Maine adopted the common standards in April of 2011. Acc...
August 29, 2013
Common core news developments continue in various states as lawmakers consider the standards in Alabama, Florida, and Michigan.
August 29, 2013
A second lawsuit in under two weeks, this one backed by a state teachers' union, is challenging the new tax-credit scholarship program in Alabama.