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January 28, 2015

Democrats in Washington State Become First to Officially Oppose Common Core

It's unclear what the state party's resolution will mean for the common core in the Evergreen State, which happens to be the home of prominent common-core supporter Bill Gates.

January 20, 2015

A Coming—and a Possible Going—for State Schools Chiefs in Pa., R.I.

Pedro Rivera is the new state chief in Pennsylvania, while Deborah Gist could be moving from Rhode Island to an Oklahoma district.

January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Leave PARCC, Seek New Test for Next School Year

The Mississippi state board plans to seek a new test for 2015-16, but still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.

January 09, 2015

Feds Should Maintain Annual Student Testing, State Chiefs Tell Washington

"It is just imperative to us, to each and every one of us, that we have a check on our students and their academic performance every year," said Maryland chief Lillian Lowery.

January 05, 2015

R.I. Chief Deborah Gist's Fate Uncertain as Contract-Renewal Deadline Passes

The Rhode Island education commissioner has previously stated she'd like to stay on under the new Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo, but Gist's current contract expires in June.

January 02, 2015

Jeb Bush Steps Away From His K-12 Advocacy Group With 2016 Run Looming

The former Florida governor is stepping away from the group he founded in 2008 that has grown to be one of the most influential K-12 advocacy groups in the country.

December 23, 2014

Florida to Review K-12 Testing Amid Growing Political Anxiety

Pam Stewart's announcement came two weeks after a powerful Florida lawmaker expressed a desire to review testing's role in public schools.

December 17, 2014

Dean of Tennessee Teacher-Prep Program Picked as New State K-12 Chief

One of Candice McQueen's signature initiatives has been to rigorously train students in Lipscomb's college of education in the Common Core State Standards.

December 17, 2014

Staying Close to Home, Missouri Picks Deputy Commissioner as New K-12 Chief

The Missouri State Board of Education has selected Margaret Vandeven to be its next state education chief, replacing Chris Nicastro.

December 12, 2014

Plan to Let Districts Opt Out of Common Core Floated by Wis. Lawmakers

The idea of the common core as a local option for districts isn't new.

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