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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.

September 09, 2014

Law Allowing Utah Gov. to Pick School Board Candidates Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that a Utah law requiring the governor and a nominating committee to select which candidates can appear on the ballot for the state Board of Education is unconstitutional.

September 08, 2014

Pa. Gov. Corbett Urges Review as Part of Effort to 'Roll Back' Common Core

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett releases a somewhat ambiguous statement about the future of the Common Core State Standards in the Keystone State.

September 03, 2014

School Boards Group Hires Science Educator as Deputy Director

The National Association of State Boards of Education has named Francis Eberle as its new deputy executive director.

August 25, 2014

Kentucky Solicits Feedback on Common-Core Standards

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday wants users of a new Web portal to focus on the content, not the political connotations, of the standards as the state takes stock after five years of using them in the classroom.

August 19, 2014

Judge Lifts Jindal's Suspension of Common-Core Tests in Louisiana

A Louisiana judge has granted a preliminary injunction that lifts the suspension of the tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards imposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal nearly two months ago.

August 15, 2014

Judge: Common Core Can Stay in Louisiana Schools During Lawsuit

A Louisiana judge denies an attempt by state legislators to require schools to immediately stop using the Common Core State Standards while their lawsuit challenging the standards is pending.

August 13, 2014

Tracking the Fight Over Common Core in Louisiana, From 2010 to the Present

What's the history of the common core and PARCC tests in Louisiana, and when did things start to get complicated?

August 07, 2014

Feds Using PARCC Test to Illegally Control Curriculum, La. Gov. Jindal Argues

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal argued that the state's use of testing from a federally funded consortium would amount to illegal control over curriculum by Washington.

August 06, 2014

Remaking Accountability in California: Getting Beyond Test Scores

A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?

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