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April 18, 2014

Tennessee, Arne Duncan's Show Horse, Set to Delay PARCC Tests for One Year

A plan in Tennessee to delay the administration of PARCC tests by one year is heading to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature.

April 18, 2014

S.C. State Board Boss Lambasts Mick Zais, But Has Dim Hopes for Smarter Balanced

The chairman of the South Carolina state board, Barry Bolen, blasted Superintendent Mick Zais, saying that the board retained the authority to pick the state's assessment.

April 15, 2014

Louisiana Officials Squabble Over Fate of PARCC Tests

As in South Carolina, Louisiana is experiencing a dispute between state officials over whether PARCC tests should be given to students.

April 14, 2014

S.C. Chief Declares State Will Leave Smarter Balanced After All

South Carolina Superintendent Mick Zais said he's withdrawing the state from Smarter Balanced regardless of what the state school board voted to do.

April 09, 2014

Loss of NCLB Waiver Looms for Washington State This Month

Evergreen State is on course to become the first state to lose its flexibility from the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 04, 2014

South Carolina Withdrawing From Smarter Balanced Testing Consortium

The move by South Carolina to leave the testing consortium comes at a time when common core is facing political opposition in the state.

April 03, 2014

Bill Challenging Common Core Rejected by Louisiana Lawmakers

A bill that would have required Louisiana to develop new standards to replace its adoption of the common core died in the House of Representatives.

March 24, 2014

Indiana Gov. Pence Voids 2010 Adoption of Common Core State Standards

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill voiding the state's previous adoption of the common core, but there's more to the story in a state that is moving quickly to adopt its own home-grown standards.

March 18, 2014

State Chiefs Spar with AFT and NEA Presidents Over Common Core

Leaders of the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association voice sharp disagreement with state education chiefs about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

March 17, 2014

Florida Picks Common-Core Test From AIR, Not PARCC

Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has selected the American Institutes for Research to develop a new common-core aligned exam for the state's assessment.

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