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February 13, 2014

Confusion Over a Wyo. Common-Core Bill; Push to Support Standards in Ga.

A Wyoming bill opposing the common core hasn't gone as far as initially thought by some, while a Georgia House resolution would restate support for the standards.

February 07, 2014

Common Core and Medicaid Expansion: Comparing Big Decisions by States

Does the widespread rebuke by states of the Medicaid expansion show that states are not so easily coerced by the federal government--and its money--after all?

February 05, 2014

Illinois' K-12 Funding System Might be Changed to Resemble California's

The new formula recommended by an Illinois Senate committee report would focus more resources on low-income students and reduce state bureaucracy.

February 04, 2014

Colorado District Leaders Press for More Funding, Power

A group of Colorado school superintendents call for an additional $275 million in state public-school funding on top of a proposed increase from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

February 03, 2014

N.J. State Lawmaker Tries to Bolster Local Control in Troubled Newark District

The state-run Newark district has been roiled recently by conflicts about charter-school expansion and school closures.

January 29, 2014

The Rematch: Indiana Sen. Offers New Anti-Common-Core Bill, Which Advances

The bill would require Indiana to drop the common core, but wouldn't explicitly bar the state from re-adopting the standards later this year.

January 22, 2014

New York Not the Only State Looking to 'Review' Common Core

In addition to New York, lawmakers in South Dakota and Tennessee are considering reviews or pauses to common-core implementation and common-core-aligned tests.

January 16, 2014

Most Candidates for Georgia K-12 Chief's Post Oppose Common Core

Among candidates for state superintendent in Georgia, there's mostly opposition to the common core, even as the state chamber of commerce continues to support them.

January 14, 2014

All 50 States Now Using Testing or Student Performance for School Accountability

In 2002, only eight states used graduation rates in school accountability systems, the Education Commission of the States found; that had jumped to 44, plus the District of Columbia, in 2013.

January 14, 2014

On Michelle Rhee's Latest State-Policy Report Card, No 'A' Grades Once Again

Still, an official with the StudentsFirst advocacy organization says that state policy has improved somewhat since last year on what the group flags as high-priority areas.

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