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October 26, 2015

Merryl Tisch to Leave N.Y. Regents After Busy, Polarizing Tenure

Tisch oversaw big changes to Empire State K-12 policy during her six-year tenure as the leader of the Regents, and unleashed a torrent of political controversy in the process.

October 22, 2015

Wash. State Schools Chief Randy Dorn Won't Seek Another Term

A former school teacher and state lawmaker, Dorn has been at the center of several interesting K-12 policy and political events in the Evergreen State.

October 21, 2015

Department of Defense Schools Join PARCC Testing Consortium

The DoDEA organization, which runs 172 schools serving 74,000 students, awarded a one-year, renewable contract to Parcc Inc., the nonprofit group that manages the PARCC consortium

October 21, 2015

Will Massachusetts Use PARCC, But Not the PARCC Test, Next Year?

After months of weighing whether to use the PARCC test or its previous state exam next year, Massachusetts K-12 officials now might consider a third choice.

October 14, 2015

Ark. Chief Backtracks, Says State Will Use PARCC's Cut Scores for College Readiness

"Our description of Level 3 and above as reflecting students being 'on track for college and career readiness' was in error," Arkansas chief Johnny Key said in his statement.

October 12, 2015

What Counts as Proficient on the PARCC Exam? Arkansas Moves Up the Limbo Stick

Arkansas joins Ohio as a state that will report PARCC scores differently than the testing consortium when it comes to student performance.

September 29, 2015

Pledging a Do-Over on Common Core, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces New Task Force

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced the Common Core Task Force on Sept. 28. It will study the standards and aligned exams and make those recommendations by the end of 2015.

September 24, 2015

Kentucky Picks Achieve's Stephen Pruitt to Take Over as State Chief

At Achieve, Pruitt oversaw the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, which have been adopted by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

September 23, 2015

Texas Adopted Tougher Math Standards, Then Test Scores Went Up. What Happened?

Anticipate lower proficiency rates on standardized tests. That's what happens, people say, when you adopt tough new standards and tests. Well it's not what happened in Texas.

September 16, 2015

Preliminary Illinois PARCC Scores: Fewer than 4 in 10 Students Reach Proficiency

Proficiency rates hovered at about one-third for English/language arts, and were a bit lower in math, ranging from 17 percent proficiency on the high school math exam to 36 percent in 3rd grade math.

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