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January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Leave PARCC, Seek New Test for Next School Year

The Mississippi state board plans to seek a new test for 2015-16, but still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.

January 16, 2015

Funds for Training Special Education Staff in Alternate Pathways Approved in La.

The state board of education approved $251,000 in funds to help train school-based teams of special education staff in creating new paths for promotion for students.

January 05, 2015

R.I. Chief Deborah Gist's Fate Uncertain as Contract-Renewal Deadline Passes

The Rhode Island education commissioner has previously stated she'd like to stay on under the new Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo, but Gist's current contract expires in June.

December 17, 2014

Staying Close to Home, Missouri Picks Deputy Commissioner as New K-12 Chief

The Missouri State Board of Education has selected Margaret Vandeven to be its next state education chief, replacing Chris Nicastro.

December 10, 2014

How California's Changes to Public School Spending Fit in a Broad Context

How does the philosophy behind California's new K-12 funding system differ from many state education policy initiatives and debates?

November 18, 2014

Push to Eliminate Election of Indiana Superintendent Possible in 2015

Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar told the Associated Press that the group wants the governor or the state board to pick the state superintendent in 2016.

November 11, 2014

Seeking Big K-12 Plans From Governors for 2015? Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Delivers

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has presented a wide-ranging package of education initiatives that include a focus on early education, reading, and English-language learners.

November 06, 2014

Ohio Bill to Repeal Common Core Clears Committee, Future Unclear

A bill to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Ohio passed a House committee, but its future in the state legislature is uncertain.

November 05, 2014

Tom Torlakson Declares Victory in Calif. Chief's Election

Tom Torlakson, the incumbent, has claimed a win over challenger Marshall Tuck in the state superintendent's race in California.

November 03, 2014

For New Common-Core Test, Ariz. Picks American Institutes for Research

The new test will be called the AzMERIT exam, and will replace the state's Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tests

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