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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.

May 01, 2014

S.C. State Board Chairman to State Chief: Sorry, Smarter Balanced Stays

South Carolina lawmakers may be about to drop the Smarter Balanced test, but the state board chairman and state superintendent continue to battle over the assessment.

May 01, 2014

Federal Waivers, an Advocacy Group, and Teacher Evaluations: A Michigan Story

Michigan lawmakers are upset with an advocacy group for invoking NCLB waivers in discussions about teacher-evaluation bills under consideration.

April 30, 2014

Two States Making Moves to Delay Accountability in Common-Core Era

Florida and Louisiana are at different stages of reconsidering their school accountability systems as they transition to new standards and tests.

April 30, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers Admit Pain in Meeting Mandated Spending Hikes

Evergreen State lawmakers say they've made some progress in meeting court-mandated spending increases by 2018, but concede in a new report there's a long way to go.

April 28, 2014

Common-Core Testing Group Officially Loses Another State

Smarter Balanced has made S.C. Superintendent Mick Zais' controversial decision official, and no longer lists the state as a consortium member.

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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