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July 10, 2014

Louisiana State Board Members: Drop the PARCC Test, But Use PARCC Test Items

To break a political logjam, three Louisiana state board members have proposed using a hybrid of the state's current test and PARCC for the 2014-15 school year.

July 10, 2014

Bitter Feud Boils Over in Indiana Regarding State's Shaky NCLB Waiver

A resolution from a state board member regarding Indiana's NCLB waiver started an angry argument between the state superintendent and some board members.

July 09, 2014

After Cyber Attacks, Kansas Board Votes to Not Report Test Scores

The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?

July 02, 2014

Louisiana State Board Moves Closer to Suing Gov. Jindal Over PARCC Tests

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over the PARCC test.

June 26, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court Asked to Invalidate Law Repealing Common Core

Members of the Oklahoma state school board and others seek to overturn a law repealing common core in that state, saying it gives the legislature too much power over standards.

June 26, 2014

Picking a Common-Core Test in Districts: The Picture So Far in Massachusetts

Districts have the option of picking one of two state tests for the 2014-15 school year, so which test has proven more popular so far?

June 23, 2014

With Common Core as Backdrop, Legislators Seek Power Over Standards

Ten states have adopted laws in the last 18 months that place new restrictions or other requirements on state school boards as they consider adopting standards

June 19, 2014

Common Core Caught in Tractor Beam of Presidential Politics for Some Governors

How is the 2016 presidential campaign affecting, and not affecting, support for the common core among Republican governors?

June 12, 2014

Incoming Arkansas Superintendent is Long-Time School Administrator

The Arkansas Board of Education has selected Tony Wood, the current deputy commissioner at the state education department, to be its new state education commissioner.

June 12, 2014

Graduation Rates Key to New Accountability Formula for Rural Alaska Schools

Small rural and alternative schools in Alaska will soon be rated with a different formula than that which is used for other schools

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