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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

June 20, 2014

Florida Governor Approves Bill to Expand Tax-Credit Scholarship Program

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that will expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program to a larger range of students.

June 20, 2014

N.Y. Teacher Evaluations Getting Surgery to Alter Impact of Common-Core Tests

New York state lawmakers have approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill changing the impact of assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards when it comes to teacher and principal evaluations.

June 19, 2014

Doomsday Scenario: A Court Order to Increase Taxes for K-12

In its showdown with lawmakers, what would happen if the Washington state Supreme Court ordered an increase in taxes to pay for a larger K-12 budget?

June 18, 2014

Fla. Gov. Scott Pushed to Veto School-Choice Expansion by Various Groups

Groups ranging from the state PTA and the Florida School Boards Association are pushing Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

June 17, 2014

Understanding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Veto of a 'Pro-Common Core' Bill

What did the "pro-common core bill" vetoed by Louisiana's governor really say, and where is the split in GOP governors' positions on the common core?

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