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November 21, 2013

Louisiana K-12 Chief Sets 10-Year Timeline for Common-Core Accountability

High school students will not take the common-core-aligned exam in 2015, state Superintendent John White announced, under a plan giving Louisiana schools a decade to meet score expectations.

November 21, 2013

Group Seeking End to Missouri Teacher Tenure Got Help from K-12 Chief Nicastro

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said she did nothing improper in reviewing and making recommendations about a 2014 ballot initiative's language.

November 19, 2013

Two-Year Transition to Common-Core Tests Approved in Massachusetts

Florida superintendents have also requested a three-year delay in common-core implementation, but that state's school board doesn't appear sympathetic to the idea.

November 18, 2013

Common Core Faces Kentucky Legal Challenge, Questions About 'Rebranding'

A lawsuit challenging the validity of common core has been filed in Kentucky, while state chiefs continue to grapple with public perceptions of the standards.

November 13, 2013

Common-Core Fight Leads Ind. Chief Ritz to Abruptly Exit State Board Meeting

Superintendent Glenda Ritz objected to another state agency, created by Gov. Mike Pence this year, potentially taking control of common-core review away from her department.

November 07, 2013

How States Present—and Spin—NAEP Scores for the Public

Several states where 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores showed no statistically significant improvement chose to focus on how their students performed against national averages.

November 07, 2013

A-F Accountability in Oklahoma; Plurality of Schools Receive 'B' Grades

A plurality of Oklahoma schools received B grades on the latest A-F school accountability results the state released Nov. 6.

November 05, 2013

Ready for Election Day ... 2014! Three Dozen Gubernatorial Contests Await

Although the 2013 slate of state elections is relatively small, there will be big K-12 impacts from dozens of elections for governor in 2014.

November 04, 2013

New Indiana A-F Rating for Schools Could Focus on Student Growth

A new Indiana A-F school accountability system approved by a legislative panel Nov. 1 would put more emphasis on student growth.

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.

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