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April 15, 2015

New District Liability for School Violence Mulled by Colorado Lawmakers

A school shooting at a Colorado high school in 2013 has spurred a proposal to lower the threshold for districts' liability in such cases, but local K-12 officials are critical of the idea.

April 14, 2015

How Fair Is the Proposed Overhaul to Texas School Spending?

The lead K-12 budget writer in the Texas House of Representatives wants to change how schools in the second-largest state by enrollment are funded. How does his plan look?

April 13, 2015

Where's the GOP Pushback to Wisc. Gov. Walker's K-12 Agenda?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is pushing for cuts to K-12 spending and other policy changes in his biennial budget, but how are his various priorities progressing in the legislature?

April 09, 2015

Florida Votes to Cut Tests, Lower Exams' Weight in Teacher Evaluations

The passage of the bill is the culmination of months of pressure in Florida to reduce the amount of testing as well as its consequences students, teachers and schools.

April 07, 2015

Fla. Senate OKs Testing Reduction; State Common-Core Exam's Validity Questioned

On April 3, senators voted to place a 45-hour cap on the amount of time students could spend on state-authorized, standardized tests every year.

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 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.

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