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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.

July 09, 2014

Illinois Moves Towards Significant Shift in How Schools are Funded

The Land of Lincoln wants to change its funding formula to help more students in need, but does the new plan actually come with more money?

July 07, 2014

In N.J., Calls for Pausing Impact of Common-Core Tests Run Aground

Despite the move by many states to delay the impact of common-core tests on accountability policies, one Republican governor has signaled his state won't follow suit.

July 02, 2014

Louisiana State Board Moves Closer to Suing Gov. Jindal Over PARCC Tests

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the PARCC test.

July 01, 2014

Budget Limbo in Pa., as Pensions, Philadelphia K-12 Aid Hang in Balance

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to sign a fiscal 2015 budget sent to him by lawmakers, and appears at odds with them on how to reduce pension obligations.

June 30, 2014

Michigan Drops Common-Core Test, But Might Still Use Its Questions

Michigan will not administer the Smarter Balanced test in 2014-15, but there's more to the story when it comes to the state's next assessment.

June 26, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court Asked to Invalidate Law Repealing Common Core

Members of the Oklahoma state school board and others seek to overturn a law repealing common core in that state, saying it gives the legislature too much power over standards.

June 23, 2014

With Common Core as Backdrop, Legislators Seek Power Over Standards

Ten states have adopted laws in the last 18 months that place new restrictions or other requirements on state school boards as they consider adopting standards

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