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November 04, 2013

Okla. School Ratings War Gets Hotter as Governor, Districts Feud

School district leaders in Oklahoma are increasingly unhappy with the state's A-F school accountability system following data problems, but Gov. Mary Fallin wants them to knock off the criticism.

October 28, 2013

Testing Reduction Announced by N.Y. Education Chief

New York Commissioner of Education John King announced the elimination of an 8th grade math test for some students and grants to help reduce testing.

October 22, 2013

Glenda Ritz Sues Indiana State Board Over A-F Accountability

A-F school accountability is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the state board of education over open meetings.

October 21, 2013

About-Face on Common-Core Forums Won't Solve N.Y. Chief's Woes

New York education officials have rescheduled public forums on the common core after their earlier cancellation, but discontent from teachers' unions still looms.

October 17, 2013

As Few as Three Test Responses Separate A from F Schools in Okla., Study Says

Oklahoma's A-F school accountability system places too much weight on test questions and hides low performance by needy students, an October study reported.

October 01, 2013

La. Chief John White Urges Fixes in K-12 Education Narrative

In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, Louisiana Superintendent John White urged self-described education reformers to change the narrative surrounding their work and to focus on fixing K-12's "plumbing."

September 27, 2013

News About State Education Chiefs: One Elevation, One Nosedive

News on state education chiefs for the week of Sept. 23 included a new Oregon K-12 boss and a skydiving Rhode Island education commissioner.

September 26, 2013

New Mississippi K-12 Chief Carey Wright Has D.C., Md. Background

Mississippi has chosen Carey Wright, a former administrator in D.C. and Maryland public schools, to be its new state superintendent.

September 25, 2013

Tracking Down Florida's Status With Common-Core Testing Group

There seems to be some disparity between Gov. Rick Scott's public comments on a common-core testing consortium and his official correspondence on the matter.

September 19, 2013

Who's in Charge of Florida's Decision About Common-Core Tests?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said he is mulling a variety of ways for the state to alter or eliminate its role in a common-core testing consortium.

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