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September 17, 2014

No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top Targeted by Ga. Superintendent Hopefuls

Federal education law, and competitive-grant initiatives from Washington, are catching quite a bit of heat from the two candidates seeking to be Georgia's next schools chief.

March 19, 2014

Race to the Top Reports Size Up Progress of Common-Core Implementation

Reports on states' progress with Race to the Top plans show that states are at significantly different stages of implementing the Common Core State 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 06, 2014

Anti-Common Core Legislation to Be Introduced by Ga. Congressman

Rep. Phil Gingrey wants to stop the federal government "from either directly or indirectly mandating or incentivizing state and local academic standards and curricula."

June 10, 2013

Teacher-Evaluation Troubles Sprout in Maryland; Court Spat Looms

Several districts in Maryland are disagreeing with the state over what their teacher evaluation plans must contain.

June 07, 2013

Gist Gets Another Two Years as R.I. Education Boss

The Rhode Island Board of Education extended the contract of Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist by two years on June 6.

July 27, 2012

Race to Top, Waivers Require Follow-On Commitment, N.Y. Chief Says

New York Commissioner of Education John King told those at a Center for American Progress event he is concerned with matching strong accountability measures and high levels of teacher and school support.

May 29, 2012

Latest NCLB Waiver List Heavy on Race to Top States

Eight states have received waivers from No Child Left Behind, the U.S. Department of Education announced May 29. Six of those states are Race to Top grant winners, and all of them have adopted the Common Core State Standards.

May 24, 2012

Union Vote to Approve New Hawaii Teachers' Contract in Vain?

The Hawaii State Teachers Association voted to approve a new contract it had previously rejected that includes student academic growth as a factor in teacher evaluations. But Gov. Neil Abercrombie's position appears to be that the contract is no longer considered a valid agreement by the state.

May 07, 2012

Politics K-12: Hawaii Keeps Race to the Top Grant, Remains "High-Risk"

Hawaii gets to keep its Race to the Top grant for now but remains on "high risk" status, the U.S. Department of Education told the state May 4.

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