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June 01, 2015

In Nod to Florida, Texas Lawmakers Approve A-F Grades for Schools

On May 31, Lone Star State lawmakers approved House Bill 2804, which would extend the state's current method of giving districts letter grades to individual schools.

June 01, 2015

Choice Program Open to All Public School Parents Approved by Nevada Lawmakers

If signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is a school choice proponent, parents will be able to use the per-pupil funding earmarked for their child toward nonpublic school expenses.

May 28, 2015

Gov. Christie Repudiates Common Core, Wants 'New Jersey-Based' Standards

"It's time to have standards that are even higher," Gov. Chris Christie, a former common-core supporter, said in a May 28 speech.

May 28, 2015

Hello Again, McFly! Whatever Happened to Demands for a 'New Test System'?

A 1990 study from the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy found the system of tests in American public schools had become a "hostile gatekeeper" for many students.

May 28, 2015

Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki Will Seek White House; Focused on Charters, Choice

During his three terms at Empire State governor, George Pataki pushed to raise charter school caps, change funding, and create a tax-credit scholarship program.

May 27, 2015

Louisiana Common-Core Compromise Progresses, But Uncertainty Tags Along

Louisiana's compromise concerning the Common Core State Standards is moving ahead in the state legislature, but it hasn't crossed the finish line or cleared other hurdles.

May 27, 2015

Chiefs for Change Group Expands and Shifts Membership

The three new members are Chris Barbic, the head of the Tennessee Achievement School District; Dale Erquiaga, the Nevada state chief; and Mike Miles, the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District.

May 26, 2015

Former Tampa Schools Boss MaryEllen Elia Named N.Y. K-12 Chief

The former superintendent of Florida's Hillsborough County schools is poised to become New York state's next K-12 commissioner, according to reports.

May 21, 2015

Minn. Gov. Vetoes State Budget Over Lack of Universal Preschool

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill on Tuesday that he said was inadequate.

May 20, 2015

Minnesota Heads to Special Session Over Education Aid, Joining Washington St.

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill that he said was inadequate.

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