States are wrestling with several key issues this session including accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act that can prove pivotal in the coming years.
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February 07, 2017
August 16, 2016
If the state loses the adequacy portion of the Gannon v. Kansas case, it could owe its schools close to $400 million more.
June 14, 2016
State's legislators are preparing for a June 23 special session where they will attempt to address a court order to make the K-12 funding formula more equitable.
June 08, 2016
By consolidating some of the state's 280 school districts state officials are hoping to save millions of dollars and give students in small towns greater access to academically rigorous programs and more electives like the arts.
April 13, 2016
Teachers complained that the assessment, which observed students' social skills and word development, took too much time and was developmentally inappropriate.
April 08, 2016
A bill would require districts to make parent-engagement plans that are research-based and explain how many families would be reached with one-time funds.
March 29, 2016
The state's governor-appointed board of education continues to feud with Arizona's elected schools superintendent over who's in charge.
March 28, 2016
According to a National Conference of State Legislatures analysis, state legislators have proposed more than 500 bills dealing with standards, assessment, accountability, and other matters.
March 10, 2016
While charter school advocates are celebrating their hard-fought victory squeezed out of the legislature right before the end of the session, several lawmakers in both chambers raised the specter of a second lawsuit, saying they're not sure the revised law passes constitutional muster.
March 09, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to provide all students in grades 3-8 just the same exam.