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January 21, 2015

Bill to End A-F Accountability Before It Begins Advances in Virginia

The A-F system was a highlight of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's K-12 policy changes, but it was delayed last year, and it could soon be on its way out.

January 21, 2015

Two GOP Governors, Two Plans to Spend Big on Education in Florida and Nevada

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, wants more money for schools, even though voters rejected a ballot measure designed to increase K-12 spending last year.

January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Leave PARCC, Seek New Test for Next School Year

The Mississippi state board plans to seek a new test for 2015-16, but still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.

January 14, 2015

Top California Budget Analyst Praises Governor's K-12 Plan, Amid Fiscal Caution

A leading California budget analyst praises Gov. Jerry Brown's prudence in his K-12 spending and overall budget, while warning against over-exuberance regarding the state's improving fiscal climate.

January 13, 2015

Do Parents Clamor to See Those Controversial N.Y. Teacher Evaluations?

The political bickering over teacher ratings in the Empire State is slated to continue in 2015, but the evaluations aren't just intended for the eyes of state officials.

January 13, 2015

We Want to Give You a Choice of State Tests, Wis. Legislators Tell Districts

A Wisconsin bill backed by powerful state legislators would give schools a choice of certain state assessments. What are the complexities and consequences of that proposal?

January 09, 2015

Unveiling K-12 Budget, Calif. Governor Criticizes Washington-Driven Reforms

Brown also released a proposal to cut down on the state's long-term retiree health care costs in his fiscal 2016 budget proposal.

January 08, 2015

Surveying the Common-Core Chatter: How Will the Standards Fare in 2015?

Will the Common Core State Standards survive despite opposition rhetoric, or was 2014 just the start of growing backlash to the standards?

January 06, 2015

Governors Laud 'Higher Standards,' Plead for NCLB Renewal in NGA Speeches

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the chairman of the National Governors Association, said more rigorous expectations for students were important, but not the only consideration for stronger schools.

January 05, 2015

R.I. Chief Deborah Gist's Fate Uncertain as Contract-Renewal Deadline Passes

The Rhode Island education commissioner has previously stated she'd like to stay on under the new Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo, but Gist's current contract expires in June.

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