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December 02, 2013

Smarter Balanced Remains Best Common Core Testing Option, Michigan Dept. Says

Compared to other tests from groups including ACT and Amplify, the study said Smarter Balanced assessments remained the best choice for Michigan.

November 04, 2013

New Indiana A-F Rating for Schools Could Focus on Student Growth

A new Indiana A-F school accountability system approved by a legislative panel Nov. 1 would put more emphasis on student growth.

October 29, 2013

Common-Core Spending to Resume in Michigan Following Vote

The Michigan Legislature has allowed state spending on the common core to resume following an Oct. 29 vote in the House of Representatives.

October 24, 2013

Michigan Looks Set to Unfreeze State Spending on Common Core

The Michigan Senate voted to allow the state to resume spending on the common core, but also said lawmakers aren't committed to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests.

October 22, 2013

Glenda Ritz Sues Indiana State Board Over A-F Accountability

A-F school accountability is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the state board of education over open meetings.

October 22, 2013

Nevada School Shooting Draws Fresh Focus on Bullying, Harassment

A new law in Nevada requiring school districts to track and report incidents of bullying could be put to use after a school shooting on Oct. 21.

October 17, 2013

As Few as Three Test Responses Separate A from F Schools in Okla., Study Says

Oklahoma's A-F school accountability system places too much weight on test questions and hides low performance by needy students, an October study reported.

October 09, 2013

Funding Showdown Pits Court Against Legislators in Kansas

A potential constitutional fight might emerge between Kansas legislators and state judges over school spending, with a Supreme Court ruling on the way.

September 26, 2013

Common Core Given Boost by Key Michigan House Vote

A key vote in the Michigan House education committee could undo a budgetary freeze on common-core spending in the state.

September 19, 2013

Who's in Charge of Florida's Decision About Common-Core Tests?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said he is mulling a variety of ways for the state to alter or eliminate its role in a common-core testing consortium.

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