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July 22, 2013

Texas Seeks Waiver From Feds on Test Exemptions

Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.

July 19, 2013

Compulsory Education Should Be Axed, Utah Lawmaker Says

A Utah politician wants to end compulsory education for students, saying that parents should have a choice in the matter of schooling.

July 19, 2013

A Chat With the 'Repeal Common Core' Bill Sponsor in Ohio

Ohio Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, talked about his bill that would repeal the Common Core State Standards in the state.

July 11, 2013

Does Increasing K-12 State Funding Mean Less Local Tax Pressure?

A major K-12 funding increase in Minnesota and a "freeze" on local levies don't guarantee flat taxes in school districts.

July 11, 2013

Common Core Test Costs and Georgia Politics on Collision Course?

Reported costs of new common-core-aligned tests, and whether the state legislature will foot the bill, have become a concern in Georgia.

July 03, 2013

School Voucher Expansion Approved in Wisconsin, With Two Twists

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, approved a voucher expansion in the state July 1, but issued two vetoes that may displease school choice advocates.

July 02, 2013

Updated Anti-Common-Core Bill Tracker, Now With Penn. News

Pennsylvania is the latest state to experience an uptick in anti-common-core activity among state legislators.

June 28, 2013

Wyoming's New Chief Has Strong Ties to Common Core, ALEC

Wyoming's new head of public schools is a strong common core supporter who has worked on the ALEC Education Task Force.

June 27, 2013

States Urged by Arne Duncan to Take Lead in Early Education Push

Sec. Arne Duncan pushed for state leaders to be aggressive in expanding early education in a June 27 speech at the Education Commission of the States.

June 21, 2013

Baseball Bats and the Buddy System: Report Slams Ex-Wyoming Chief

A report by Wyoming state investigators says former K-12 chief Cindy Hill was responsible for corruption and mismanagement in her department.

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