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May 07, 2014

Southern Poverty Law Center Slams 'Far-Right' Attacks on Common Core

A report from the Alabama-based research and advocacy group claims that wild-eyed attacks from some conservatives on the standards have a larger, more insidious goal.

May 07, 2014

Teachers' Union in Florida Fails in Bid to Overturn Evaluation System

Despite federal Judge Mark Walker's criticisms of Florida's evaluation system, he declined to strike it down, saying it was a legal method for judging teachers.

May 06, 2014

American Institutes for Research Fights Pearson Common-Core Testing Award

The American Institutes for Research, an organization that provides testing services, has filed a lawsuit in New Mexico state court to try to halt the awarding of a major contract to a rival, Pearson.

May 06, 2014

Proposed Teacher Evaluation System in Texas Submitted for NCLB Waiver

The proposed teacher-evaluation system would value professional development and replace an outdated model of judging educators, Texas K-12 chief Michael Williams said.

May 05, 2014

Florida School-Choice Expansion Set to Include More Higher-Income Households

Florida lawmakers have approved expanded eligibility for the state's tax-credit scholarship program, while Arizona's superintendent unveiled a plan regarding aid to certain private-school students.

May 05, 2014

The Common-Core Testing Environment Gets More Complicated

The national testing environment continues to get more complicated, and the push against the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers continues in Louisiana.

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

Calif. Senate Committee Recommends Repealing English-Only Instructional Rule

The bill from a California senator would ask voters to change a law approved in 1998 that requires English-only instruction in public schools.

May 02, 2014

Common-Core Assessment From PARCC Gets About 20 Percent Cheaper for States

The testing consortium announced that it's lowering the cost of it's assessment to, at most, about $24 per student.

May 01, 2014

Charter Schools Receive Inequitable Funding, Says Report

A new report says that charters are inequitably funded when compared to their traditional public school counterparts. One researcher argues, though, that the story may be more complicated.

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