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October 20, 2014

Two Decades After Landmark Spending Bill, Mass. Seeks Review of K-12 Budget

For the first time in about 15 years, Massachusetts lawmakers will formally review the state's landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 to consider significant changes to how school funding works.

October 16, 2014

Teacher-Tenure Law in Louisiana Upheld by State's Highest Court

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state law changing teacher tenure and evaluations approved in 2012 is constitutional, after a challenge by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

October 14, 2014

Torlakson, Tuck Talk Federal Power, Teachers' Unions, in Calif. Chief's Race

Incumbent Tom Torlakson stresses his opposition to some federal policies, while challenger Marshall Tuck says despite union opposition to him, he agrees with many positions held by the California Teachers Association.

October 10, 2014

Testing Company DRC Protests Award of Contract in South Carolina

The Data Recognition Corporation is protesting a South Carolina award to the ACT company to conduct grade 3-11 tests, a contract potentially worth $58 million.

October 08, 2014

Feds Seek More User-Friendly K-12 Environment for States With New Office

The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

October 07, 2014

StudentsFirst Names Walton Family Foundation K-12 Adviser as New President

StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.

October 07, 2014

Keep Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics Classes Separate, Say Georgia Teachers

Georgia actually began using an integrated math instructional pathway in 2008, before it implemented the common standards. That move has been the subject of much debate over the last few years.

October 07, 2014

Ohio Releases Statistics on Use of Restraint and Seclusion

Columbus, the state's largest district, shows a much higher rate of the practice compared to the other districts that have reported information thus far.

October 03, 2014

'Aren't There 3,000 States?' The Ad Wars for Calif. K-12 Superintendent

Less than a month ago, a new California political poll showed the race for California schools superintendent between incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck to be a virtual dead heat

October 03, 2014

Common-Core Testing Market Dominated by Familiar Players

An Education Week review of federally funded, common-core testing contracts shows McGraw-Hill/CTB, Pearson, and ETS winning the biggest deals.

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