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October 08, 2014

Feds Seek More User-Friendly K-12 Environment for States With New Office

The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

October 07, 2014

StudentsFirst Names Walton Family Foundation K-12 Adviser as New President

StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.

October 07, 2014

Keep Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics Classes Separate, Say Georgia Teachers

Georgia actually began using an integrated math instructional pathway in 2008, before it implemented the common standards. That move has been the subject of much debate over the last few years.

October 03, 2014

'Aren't There 3,000 States?' The Ad Wars for Calif. K-12 Superintendent

Less than a month ago, a new California political poll showed the race for California schools superintendent between incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck to be a virtual dead heat

October 03, 2014

Third-Year Scores From Common-Core Tests Released by Kentucky

Kentucky has released scores from last year's reading and math assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Scores largely increased, but significant achievement gaps remain.

October 01, 2014

'Trusted Online Learning Environment' Focus of New Calif. Law

The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, or SOPIPA, prohibits operators of online educational services from selling student data and using such information to target advertising to students.

September 30, 2014

Watch: Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal

A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.

September 29, 2014

Charlie Crist 'Pathetic' for School Choice Reversal, Top Florida Republican Says

The head of Florida House's K-12 appropriations subcommittee says that if Gov. Rick Scott wins reelection, big changes could be in store for how school funding works.

September 26, 2014

Report: Greater Links Needed Between Louisiana Schools, Teacher Prep Programs

Half of Louisiana's public school teachers with one to five years of experience say they weren't adequately prepared for the realities of full-time teaching in their first year,

September 25, 2014

Fla.'s Charlie Crist on the Stump: K-12 Priorities, Funding, and Privatization

Supporters of Democratic nominee Charlie Crist for Florida governor are optimistic about his K-12 plans, but concede that he might not bring big changes in some areas if elected.

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