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December 24, 2013

Won't See You Next Year: Unlikely Common-Core Headlines for 2014

A review of the top curriculum posts of 2013, and a lighthearted look ahead to the headlines you probably won't see in 2014.

December 19, 2013

Proposed Ballot Measure Could Put New Mexico's Skandera on Thin Ice

A state senator wants voters to decide whether to create an elected state school board that would pick the state superintendent, now chosen by the governor.

December 02, 2013

Smarter Balanced Remains Best Common Core Testing Option, Michigan Dept. Says

Compared to other tests from groups including ACT and Amplify, the study said Smarter Balanced assessments remained the best choice for Michigan.

November 04, 2013

New Indiana A-F Rating for Schools Could Focus on Student Growth

A new Indiana A-F school accountability system approved by a legislative panel Nov. 1 would put more emphasis on student growth.

October 29, 2013

Common-Core Spending to Resume in Michigan Following Vote

The Michigan Legislature has allowed state spending on the common core to resume following an Oct. 29 vote in the House of Representatives.

October 24, 2013

Michigan Looks Set to Unfreeze State Spending on Common Core

The Michigan Senate voted to allow the state to resume spending on the common core, but also said lawmakers aren't committed to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests.

October 22, 2013

Glenda Ritz Sues Indiana State Board Over A-F Accountability

A-F school accountability is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the state board of education over open meetings.

October 22, 2013

Nevada School Shooting Draws Fresh Focus on Bullying, Harassment

A new law in Nevada requiring school districts to track and report incidents of bullying could be put to use after a school shooting on Oct. 21.

October 17, 2013

As Few as Three Test Responses Separate A from F Schools in Okla., Study Says

Oklahoma's A-F school accountability system places too much weight on test questions and hides low performance by needy students, an October study reported.

October 09, 2013

Funding Showdown Pits Court Against Legislators in Kansas

A potential constitutional fight might emerge between Kansas legislators and state judges over school spending, with a Supreme Court ruling on the way.

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