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May 02, 2013

Don't Say 'Reformer'

Education reform group StudentsFirst has apologized for calling a Tennessee lawmaker who sponsored anti-gay legislation one of its reformers of the year.

May 01, 2013

What Does Indiana's Common-Core Legislation Really Mean?

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said a bill heading to Gov. Mike Pence won't actually "pause" the Common Core State Standards in Indiana.

April 30, 2013

Florida Parent-Trigger Bill Fails in Senate: New Year, Same Vote

The Florida Senate voted down proposed parent-trigger legislation by a 20-20 vote for the second straight year.

April 29, 2013

Parent-Trigger Video in Florida Prompts 'Astroturf' Allegations

A video featuring Florida parents supporting "parent-trigger" legislation has caused controversy in the state.

April 29, 2013

Bill to 'Pause' Common Core in Indiana Heads to Governor

The Indiana Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Mike Pence that would require a "pause" in implementing the common core.

April 25, 2013

Michigan House Approves Budget Stripping Common Core Funds

The Michigan House of Representatives has approved a budget stripping funding from the Common Core State Standards; the measure now moves to the state Senate.

April 24, 2013

School Safety Legislation Since Newtown

View state legislative activity on school safety since the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012.

April 24, 2013

Alabama Anti-Common-Core Bill Dies; Rhetoric Turns Bizarre

The Alabama Senate has killed a bill that would have required the state to drop the Common Core State Standards.

April 18, 2013

How Far Will Anti-Common-Core Bill Go in Alabama?

On April 17, the Alabama Senate Education Committee voted to approve a bill requiring the state to drop the common core.

April 15, 2013

How Will Michelle Rhee's Policy and Politics Work Fare in States?

The long-term impacts of a possible cheating scandal in D.C. Public Schools on StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee's advocacy group, are not yet clear.

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