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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Bill to Bar Educators From Political Activity Withdrawn by Missouri Senator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.

July 12, 2013

Teachers Call for Ouster of Tennessee Ed. Boss After Pay Overhaul

The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.

July 09, 2013

Lawsuit Aims to Strike Down New Charter Law in Washington State

A coalition of K-12 advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit against Washington state's new charter law, alleging it is unconstitutional.

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