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May 16, 2014

Stage Set for Two-Year Common-Core Tussle in Missouri

After several attempts by lawmakers to ban the common core outright in Missouri, the state is on the verge of developing a new set of standards over two years.

May 15, 2014

Another State Facing Major Uncertainty Over Common-Core Tests

Michigan has become the most recent state to face big questions about its assessment plans under the Common Core State Standards.

May 12, 2014

Contract Language May Save Due-Process Rights for Some Kansas Teachers

Due to their contract language with the local district, teachers in Wichita may be protected from a new Kansas law that ends due-process rights for K-12 educators.

May 05, 2014

The Common-Core Testing Environment Gets More Complicated

The national testing environment continues to get more complicated, and the push against the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers continues in Louisiana.

May 01, 2014

S.C. State Board Chairman to State Chief: Sorry, Smarter Balanced Stays

South Carolina lawmakers may be about to drop the Smarter Balanced test, but the state board chairman and state superintendent continue to battle over the assessment.

May 01, 2014

Federal Waivers, an Advocacy Group, and Teacher Evaluations: A Michigan Story

Michigan lawmakers are upset with an advocacy group for invoking NCLB waivers in discussions about teacher-evaluation bills under consideration.

April 30, 2014

Two States Making Moves to Delay Accountability in Common-Core Era

Florida and Louisiana are at different stages of reconsidering their school accountability systems as they transition to new standards and tests.

April 30, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers Admit Pain in Meeting Mandated Spending Hikes

Evergreen State lawmakers say they've made some progress in meeting court-mandated spending increases by 2018, but concede in a new report there's a long way to go.

April 25, 2014

Common-Core News Roundup From Ky. and N.C., Plus an Ariz. Veto

Kentucky will consider making additions to the Common Core State Standards, while a legislative panel in North Carolina says the state should drop the standards.

April 22, 2014

Policy Tension in Florida Over Testing and School Choice

Negotiations over accountability for tax-credit scholarship students in Florida highlights competing desires for many state lawmakers.

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