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February 02, 2016

Ravitch-Led Group Rates Most States Low on Its Education Priorities

Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.

January 21, 2016

Illinois Governor, GOP Legislators: State Should Take Over Chicago Schools

A state takeover plan would allow the financially struggling district to declare bankruptcy and the state to avoid any liability.

November 16, 2015

The Scores Are In: Tracking Common-Core Test Results Across States

In addition to the scores from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), Smarter Balanced, and other common-core tests from the past school year, the interactive presentation includes scores from previous state tests.

November 05, 2015

Mont. Chief Juneau, First American Indian Woman to Hold Statewide Office, Running for Congress

As Montana's superintendent she's overseen efforts to improve the state's graduation rate and some of its most disadvantaged American Indian students.

November 04, 2015

Bevin Wins Ky. Governor's Race; Miss. Voters Reject Funding Initiative

Business executive Matt Bevin opposes the common core, which Kentucky is currently reviewing, and wants to create a new voucher program for students in the Bluegrass State.

November 03, 2015

Feds Aside, States Will Stick With New Accountability Mindset, Chiefs' Group Says

States have been working on building high-quality accountability systems for years, the report from the CCSSO says. And they aren't going to let up just because the feds stop making them do certain things.

November 02, 2015

Ariz. Gov. Ducey OKs $3.5 Billion K-12 Funding Hike, Pending Voter Approval

The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.

October 30, 2015

The Push to Roll Back Testing Picks Up Steam: An Education Week Odyssey

The "too much testing" story line has been gathering momentum for quite some time. Check out our new Storify that's collected articles and other media about the topic.

October 27, 2015

Where Can You Keep the Common Core by 'Repealing' It? In Arizona, Maybe

The vote by Arizona's state school board formally repeals the standards, but also leaves them on the books for now. So what gives?

October 26, 2015

Louisiana State Board Elections Give Boost to Common Core

Of the eight seats on the 11-member Louisiana state school board that were up for election, six were won by those that favor the common core.

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