Ritz has repeatedly clashed with members of the state school board, Republicans lawmakers who control the state legislature, as well as Gov. Mike Pence.
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June 01, 2015
May 27, 2015
Louisiana's compromise concerning the Common Core State Standards is moving ahead in the state legislature, but it hasn't crossed the finish line or cleared other hurdles.
May 27, 2015
The three new members are Chris Barbic, the head of the Tennessee Achievement School District; Dale Erquiaga, the Nevada state chief; and Mike Miles, the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District.
May 26, 2015
The former superintendent of Florida's Hillsborough County schools is poised to become New York state's next K-12 commissioner, according to reports.
May 13, 2015
The deal could signal an approaching peace, or at least a cease-fire, in the long-running war over the common core and the PARCC test in Louisiana.
May 04, 2015
Problems with common-core-aligned exams mirror those in Montana and Nevada, but the Associated Press reports that the glitches are not as severe as in other states.
April 29, 2015
The Washington state Supreme Court has said that if lawmakers don't dramatically overhaul and increase K-12 spending in their 2015-17 budget, the justices could impose financial sanctions.
April 24, 2015
State board elections in 2014 led to new members and new tension between Commissioner Robert Hammond and board members, including over the common core and aligned tests.
April 21, 2015
The six districts and other plaintiffs claimed in the suit that the state had given students academic standards to meet, but not the resources to do so.
April 20, 2015
Teachers in the Evergreen State say lawmakers aren't doing enough to satisfy a voter-approved initiative to cut class size and meet other K-12 budget imperatives.