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October 14, 2015

Trouble Keeping Track of Teacher Evaluation Lawsuits? We Do It for You

Some of the suits have been filed in state courts, other in federal courts, mainly on constitutional grounds that the systems violate equal-protection guarantees.

September 29, 2015

Pledging a Do-Over on Common Core, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces New Task Force

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced the Common Core Task Force on Sept. 28. It will study the standards and aligned exams and make those recommendations by the end of 2015.

September 23, 2015

Texas Adopted Tougher Math Standards, Then Test Scores Went Up. What Happened?

Anticipate lower proficiency rates on standardized tests. That's what happens, people say, when you adopt tough new standards and tests. Well it's not what happened in Texas.

August 24, 2015

Report: State-Run Districts Disenfranchise Blacks, Latinos

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools asserts that state takeovers and state-run achievement districts increase segregation and dismantle community schools.

August 11, 2015

Principals Tell Scott Walker: Your War on 'Big Government' Isn't Helping Schools

A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Gov. Scott Walker arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have enough power.

August 02, 2015

Gov. Christie: Teachers' Unions Need a 'Punch in the Face' and Are 'Destructive'

Seeking an upper hand in a crowded GOP presidential election field, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for an uppercut to his old political foe.

July 13, 2015

With Long Record on Unions and Choice, Gov. Walker Declares Presidential Bid

Claiming that he had "beat the special interests" and "improved education" during his five years in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced today that he will officially seek the Republican nomination for president.

June 19, 2015

Are Teacher Salary Bumps and California's K-12 Funding System in Conflict?

Can districts use the extra cash for high-needs students for across-the-board teacher-salary increases, rather than targeted increases for some teachers?

June 10, 2015

Reading, Common Core, and Choice: Dissecting Gov. Walker's Education C.V.

Gov. Scott Walker was keen to tout his K-12 record in Wisconsin in a recent Iowa newspaper. But what are the facts, and how does the Badger State stack up to the nation?

May 26, 2015

Former Tampa Schools Boss MaryEllen Elia Named N.Y. K-12 Chief

The former superintendent of Florida's Hillsborough County schools is poised to become New York state's next K-12 commissioner, according to reports.

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