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January 31, 2014

PARCC Common-Core Testing Consortium Loses Kentucky as Member

Kentucky had been uncertain for many months about whether it would use the PARCC tests for common standards.

January 30, 2014

Sea of Japan Puts Virginia Gov. McAuliffe in Hot Water With Textbook Spat

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 Rematch: Indiana Sen. Offers New Anti-Common-Core Bill, Which Advances

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

Wyoming State Chief Wins Court Battle Over Her Job, But War Continues

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.

January 22, 2014

New York Governor, N.Y.C. Mayor Spar Over Pre-K Funding

A proposed tax hike of .55 percentage points on wealthy New York City residents has become a sticking point in the fight over early-education in New York state.

January 22, 2014

New York Not the Only State Looking to 'Review' Common Core

In addition to New York, lawmakers in South Dakota and Tennessee are considering reviews or pauses to common-core implementation and common-core-aligned tests.

January 17, 2014

South Carolina Gov. Haley Vows State Will Ditch Common Core

In remarks made on Jan. 16 to a local Republican Party club, Haley said she would "absolutely" sign a bill that would repeal the common core in South Carolina.

January 16, 2014

Most Candidates for Georgia K-12 Chief's Post Oppose Common Core

Among candidates for state superintendent in Georgia, there's mostly opposition to the common core, even as the state chamber of commerce continues to support them.

January 15, 2014

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin Comes to Common Core's Defense in NGA Speech

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, said in a speech in Washington that the Common Core State Standards are not a federal program, but a crucial part of states' efforts to improve their economies.

January 15, 2014

Indiana Gov. Sounding More Like State Might Drop Common Core

In his State of the State speech, Gov. Mike Pence said that Indiana's contents standards would be "written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers."

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