Emails obtained by the Associated Press show former Indiana K-12 chief Tony Bennett pushing to change the state's accountability system after seeing one school's mediocre performance.
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July 29, 2013
July 24, 2013
A survey of high-ranking state education officials finds sees little chance of the Common Core State Standards being reversed this school year, despite opposition within some states.
July 22, 2013
Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.
July 19, 2013
A Utah politician wants to end compulsory education for students, saying that parents should have a choice in the matter of schooling.
July 16, 2013
The Florida State Board approved a relaxation of the state's A-F accountability system at the behest of state K-12 chief Tony Bennett.
July 15, 2013
Michigan's state superintendent wants new "hybrid districts" as a step towards larger countywide school systems.
July 12, 2013
The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.
July 11, 2013
Reported costs of new common-core-aligned tests, and whether the state legislature will foot the bill, have become a concern in Georgia.
July 09, 2013
A coalition of K-12 advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit against Washington state's new charter law, alleging it is unconstitutional.
July 03, 2013
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, approved a voucher expansion in the state July 1, but issued two vetoes that may displease school choice advocates.