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September 13, 2013

U.S. Education Law Needs Updating Badly, Say State and Local Officials

Groups including the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers are strongly urging an NCLB reauthorization.

September 12, 2013

Tenn. Chief Slammed by More Than 60 Local Superintendents

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 Regrets Focus on Vote-Counting in Idaho K-12 Overhaul

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

Maine Gov. Signs Order Proclaiming Local Control Over Standards

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 Roundup, Featuring a Florida Bill and Toni Morrison

Common core news developments continue in various states as lawmakers consider the standards in Alabama, Florida, and Michigan.

August 29, 2013

Second Lawsuit Targets Alabama School Choice Law

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.

August 26, 2013

Third Education Secretary in Four Months Takes Over in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's acting Secretary of Education William Harner was forced out by GOP Gov. Tom Corbett on Aug. 26, replaced with a former teachers' union official.

August 23, 2013

Indiana Governor Creates New K-12 Agency, Irritating State Chief

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced a new Center for Innovation and Career Education on Aug. 23, a move that irked Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.

August 23, 2013

Virginia School Boards Seek to Stymie New State-Run District

The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.

August 22, 2013

Review of Common Core Demanded by Georgia Gov. Deal

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, has requested the state school board to conduct a new evaluation of the Common Core State Standards.

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