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August 28, 2014

Oklahoma Loses Waiver Over Academic Standards; Indiana, Kansas Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education approved No Child Left Behind waiver extensions for Indiana and Kansas, but not Oklahoma, which abandoned the common core earlier this summer.

July 30, 2014

Lawsuits Targeting Federal Health Care Law Could Impact K-12 Districts

Two recent court decisions offering contradictory rulings on core pieces of "Obamacare" could affect K-12 districts required to comply with the law's employer mandate.

July 10, 2014

Ethics Panel Absolves Tony Bennett of Wrongdoing in School-Grade Changes

The Indiana State Ethics Commission said former state Superintendent Tony Bennett committed no ethics violation in changing certain school grades in 2012.

July 10, 2014

Bitter Feud Boils Over in Indiana Regarding State's Shaky NCLB Waiver

A resolution from a state board member regarding Indiana's NCLB waiver started an angry argument between the state superintendent and some board members.

June 19, 2014

Indiana's Private School Vouchers are Costing the State Millions, Says Report

The Indiana Department of Education released a report saying the state's voucher program cost it $16 million this last school year.

May 16, 2014

Stage Set for Two-Year Common-Core Tussle in Missouri

After several attempts by lawmakers to ban the common core outright in Missouri, the state is on the verge of developing a new set of standards over two years.

May 02, 2014

Feds Want More Info from Indiana to Preserve NCLB Waiver

The U.S. Department of Education says Indiana needs to provided an amended NCLB waiver to satisfy new concerns about standards and testing.

May 02, 2014

After Ditching Common Core, Indiana's NCLB Waiver is on Shaky Ground

Indiana, which recently became the first state to ditch the Common Core Standards, has landed itself in hot waiver water with the U.S. Department of Education.

May 01, 2014

Indiana Officials Are Tinkering With Time

School officials in Indiana are looking to longer school days to help students get on grade level and give teachers more opportunities to plan lessons together.

April 28, 2014

Indiana Finally OKs Standards to Replace Common-Core Adoption

After months of debate, the Indiana state school board voted to adopt new standards that in many ways mirror the Common Core State Standards.

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