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March 18, 2014

State Chiefs Spar with AFT and NEA Presidents Over Common Core

Leaders of the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association voice sharp disagreement with state education chiefs about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

March 17, 2014

Florida Picks Common-Core Test From AIR, Not PARCC

Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has selected the American Institutes for Research to develop a new common-core aligned exam for the state's assessment.

March 17, 2014

Wash. Considers Gambling With Future Lottery Proceeds to Benefit Schools

Washington state proposes borrowing $700 million against future lottery revenue to fund K-3 classroom expansion and construction of classrooms for all-day kindergarten programs.

March 17, 2014

Arne Duncan Points State Chiefs to 'Common-Sense Middle' on Testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said states need to take a balanced approach to assessments and use common-core tests wisely without relying on them too heavily.

March 13, 2014

Almost Half The States Improved Digital Learning Policies in 2013

The nation's digital learning health is improving. A new report card out today shows that 473 bills were introduced last year and 132 were enacted resulting in 22 states improving their grade on the 2013 Digital Learning Report Cards.

March 12, 2014

Statewide 1-to-1 Computing Initiatives Face a Long, Slow, Difficult Journey

State efforts to put a digital device in the hands of every student are proving to be more difficult than many ed-tech advocates might have expected.

March 12, 2014

Virginia Superintendent Wright Set to Retire Later This Year

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia Wright will leave the department in May, as Virginia's education policy landscape undergoes key shifts.

March 11, 2014

Gov. Cuomo's Common-Core Fix-It Panel: Improve Public Trust in N.Y.

A set of recommendations from a panel convened by N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo are intended to put the common core back on course in the Empire State.

March 10, 2014

Another Helping of Hoosiers: Teacher Licensure, Common Core, and More

Issues that will occupy Indiana education officials include potentially problematic changes to teacher licensure, and a new state assessment to match Indiana's forthcoming new standards.

March 07, 2014

Kansas K-12 Funding Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules; Orders Review

Although the Kansas Supreme Court did not order a specific funding increase as sought by plaintiffs in Gannon v. Kansas, justices did order further legal review.

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