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July 28, 2014

Are Many States Behind Schedule With Their Common-Core Contracts?

Eleven states made at least 10 common core-related contracting awards in the last two years, while 20 states have had no awards, or only one, a new report says.

July 23, 2014

Committee Report: Wyoming Chief Hill 'Chose Not to Follow the Law'

A report by a committee of the Wyoming Legislature said that current state Superintendent Cindy Hill has "refused to perform her duties with fidelity."

July 21, 2014

New Lawsuit Challenges Adoption of Common Core in Louisiana

The 17 state legislators who are plaintiffs in the legal complaint allege state law regarding public notice wasn't followed by the state school board.

July 21, 2014

Democrats in Georgia Offer Interesting Election Picture on Education

A trio of candidates for state offices in Georgia shows how Democratic candidates can break different ways on certain K-12 issues.

July 17, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Calls for Repeal of Common Core in 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has called for his state legislature to approve a bill repealing the Common Core State Standards next year.

July 16, 2014

Common-Core "Review" Bill Will Be Signed by N.C. Gov. McCrory

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced July 16 that he will sign a bill that will initiate what he says is a "review" of the Common Core State Standards.

July 15, 2014

Oklahoma Law Repealing Common Core Upheld by State Supreme Court

The plaintiffs had argued that the law usurped the rightful power of the state school board to develop and have final say over content standards.

July 15, 2014

N.J. to Reduce Influence of Common-Core Tests on Teacher Evaluation

A deal has been reached in New Jersey to phase in the impact of common-core-aligned tests on teacher evaluations.

July 14, 2014

Bill to Review and Revise the Common Core Approved by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

The bill signed into law creates a two-year process for a review and revision of the common core in Missouri.

July 14, 2014

Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst Powers Down Five State Affiliates, Including Fla.

The advocacy group says that the decision does not reflect a weakening of the organization, but a better way to realign its resources to fit political circumstances.

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