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August 18, 2015

Eight States Add Citizenship Test as Graduation Requirement

Advocates have plans to push more state legislatures to pass laws requiring high schoolers to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate in coming years.

August 17, 2015

Civics Tests as a Graduation Requirement: Coming Soon to a State Near You?

Eight states have passed laws requiring students to pass some version of a civics test so far in 2015.

April 02, 2015

Utah to Require Citizenship Test for High School Graduation

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, signed into law this week a bill that requires high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test to graduate.

February 09, 2015

Common-Core Reports Tell Utah Gov. Herbert: State Retains Control Over K-12

The two reports indicate that overall, Utah retains control over its K-12 policy and schools retain control over curriculum under the common core.

January 27, 2015

Minnesota Tops List of State Charter Laws in Annual Ranking

This is the sixth year that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has produced the rankings, which are determined by how well state laws stack up against a model law developed by NAPCS.

December 18, 2014

States That Don't Fund Public Preschool - Part One

Some of the 10 states that had no public preschool program when the National Institute for Early Education Research last issued a report in 2013 have made moves to change that.

December 08, 2014

Where Early-Literacy Policies Stand in States, and What to Expect in 2015

One thing to watch out for next year is how many states approve policies that hold teachers as well as schools more directly accountable for student literacy.

September 24, 2014

Recipient of i3 Grant Expands Pre-K in Rural Utah

The Waterford Institute has expanded a Utah in-home pre-K program to reach rural families.

September 09, 2014

Law Allowing Utah Gov. to Pick School Board Candidates Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that a Utah law requiring the governor and a nominating committee to select which candidates can appear on the ballot for the state Board of Education is unconstitutional.

July 28, 2014

Some States Without NCLB Waivers Say They Dodged a Bullet

Not having to negotiate with federal officials on the finer points of teacher evaluation, rigorous standards, or school turnarounds has made it easier to chart their own paths, some education leaders say.

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