A report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that the current trend in most states is toward greater state control, but there's no one best way to govern.
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August 26, 2015
August 24, 2015
The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools asserts that state takeovers and state-run achievement districts increase segregation and dismantle community schools.
August 21, 2015
As public school enrollment falls, the state of Vermont is urging school districts to consider mergers.
August 13, 2015
School funding has been a contentious issue in Washington state since 2012, when the state Supreme Court ruled that the state was not meeting its constitutional duty with respect to K-12 spending.
August 12, 2015
It's the third year that New York state students have taken tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
August 11, 2015
If you thought state education budgets were safe once lawmakers shut down their regular legislative sessions, think again.
August 11, 2015
A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Gov. Scott Walker arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have enough power.
August 10, 2015
Ritz announced she was pulling out of the race in order to focus on a bid for a second term as state superintendent. Indiana's gubernatorial election is next year.
August 06, 2015
To be considered ready for credit-bearing college work, students should score at levels 3 or 4, but the state school board set a different minimum score to earn a diploma.
August 05, 2015
"Disciplinary actions that take students out of the classroom can make it more difficult for them to stay on track to graduate," a Regional Education Laboratory report stated.