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July 09, 2014

Illinois Moves Towards Significant Shift in How Schools are Funded

The Land of Lincoln wants to change its funding formula to help more students in need, but does the new plan actually come with more money?

July 07, 2014

In N.J., Calls for Pausing Impact of Common-Core Tests Run Aground

Despite the move by many states to delay the impact of common-core tests on accountability policies, one Republican governor has signaled his state won't follow suit.

July 02, 2014

Louisiana State Board Moves Closer to Suing Gov. Jindal Over PARCC Tests

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the PARCC test.

July 01, 2014

Budget Limbo in Pa., as Pensions, Philadelphia K-12 Aid Hang in Balance

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to sign a fiscal 2015 budget sent to him by lawmakers, and appears at odds with them on how to reduce pension obligations.

June 30, 2014

Michigan Drops Common-Core Test, But Might Still Use Its Questions

Michigan will not administer the Smarter Balanced test in 2014-15, but there's more to the story when it comes to the state's next assessment.

June 26, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court Asked to Invalidate Law Repealing Common Core

Members of the Oklahoma state school board and others seek to overturn a law repealing common core in that state, saying it gives the legislature too much power over standards.

June 23, 2014

With Common Core as Backdrop, Legislators Seek Power Over Standards

Ten states have adopted laws in the last 18 months that place new restrictions or other requirements on state school boards as they consider adopting standards

June 20, 2014

Florida Governor Approves Bill to Expand Tax-Credit Scholarship Program

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that will expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program to a larger range of students.

June 20, 2014

N.Y. Teacher Evaluations Getting Surgery to Alter Impact of Common-Core Tests

New York state lawmakers have approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill changing the impact of assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards when it comes to teacher and principal evaluations.

June 19, 2014

Doomsday Scenario: A Court Order to Increase Taxes for K-12

In its showdown with lawmakers, what would happen if the Washington state Supreme Court ordered an increase in taxes to pay for a larger K-12 budget?

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