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February 20, 2014

Calling Common-Core Implementation 'Botched' NEA Calls for Changes

In another sign of unease about the common core from teachers' unions, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has expressed concerns about how the standards have been introduced.

January 27, 2014

Idaho K-12 Chief Tom Luna Announces He Won't Seek Another Term in 2014

In not seeking a third term, Luna said he hopes that his decision means policy recommendations from a state task force stand a better chance of survival.

January 27, 2014

Common Core, State Chief King Rejected by N.Y. Teachers' Union

The move by the New York state teachers' union could signal new worries for common core in the Empire State, and for state K-12 chief John King.

January 14, 2014

On Michelle Rhee's Latest State-Policy Report Card, No 'A' Grades Once Again

Still, an official with the StudentsFirst advocacy organization says that state policy has improved somewhat since last year on what the group flags as high-priority areas.

December 13, 2013

Bill to Bar Educators From Political Activity Withdrawn by Missouri Senator

The bill had been described by its author, state Sen. Will Kraus, a Republican, as a "starting point" in dealing with the political influence of educators.

October 31, 2013

Wisconsin Teachers Sue to Support Gov. Walker's Act 10

Five Wisconsin teachers have sued to permit provisions of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial Act 10 regarding collective bargaining, passed in 2011, to proceed.

October 21, 2013

About-Face on Common-Core Forums Won't Solve N.Y. Chief's Woes

New York education officials have rescheduled public forums on the common core after their earlier cancellation, but discontent from teachers' unions still looms.

August 21, 2013

Ex-Green Dot Official in L.A. Running for California Superintendent

Marshall Tuck, a former executive with two Los Angeles school groups, including Green Dot Public Schools, has announced his candidacy for California superintendent in 2014.

August 14, 2013

Standoff in Pa. Continues as $45M for Philly Schools Still Frozen

A stand-off has emerged between Philadelphia public schools and state Republican leaders as the city system grapples with financial problems.

August 08, 2013

Indiana Chief Finds 'Manipulation' of School Grades

Indiana superintendent Glenda Ritz says a preliminary examination shows "manipulation" of school grades under former K-12 chief Tony Bennett in 2012.

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