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June 23, 2014

With Common Core as Backdrop, Legislators Seek Power Over Standards

Ten states have adopted laws in the last 18 months that place new restrictions or other requirements on state school boards as they consider adopting standards

June 20, 2014

Wisconsin Investigating Voucher Use by Students With Disabilities

Voucher supporters say that information from the investigation will be used to damage choice programs in the state.

June 20, 2014

Florida Governor Approves Bill to Expand Tax-Credit Scholarship Program

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that will expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program to a larger range of students.

June 20, 2014

N.Y. Teacher Evaluations Getting Surgery to Alter Impact of Common-Core Tests

New York state lawmakers have approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill changing the impact of assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards when it comes to teacher and principal evaluations.

June 20, 2014

Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle

New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.

June 18, 2014

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Declares State Dumping Common Core, PARCC Tests

Louisiana's governor wants the state to "develop our own standards and our own tests," but he will likely have a fight on his hands with the state schools' chief and board still backing the common core.

June 17, 2014

Understanding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Veto of a 'Pro-Common Core' Bill

What did the "pro-common core bill" vetoed by Louisiana's governor really say, and where is the split in GOP governors' positions on the common core?

June 17, 2014

Approved Calif. Budget Includes More Common-Core Funding, Pre-K Expansion

There's significantly higher funding for career education, early learning, and the common-core transition in the budget Golden State lawmakers passed June 15.

June 16, 2014

In Federal-State Relations on Education Policy, Should Locals Get Priority?

A June 13 panel of education officials and analysts agreed that empowering local officials to create their own solutions is often the best approach.

June 13, 2014

Washington State's High Court Threatens Sanctions Over K-12 Finance Overhaul

Washington state's Supreme Court court has warned lawmakers that they could be held in contempt over K-12 funding, with a variety of possible sanctions.

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