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May 21, 2014

Louisiana Bill Would Let IEP Teams Make Graduation, Promotion Decisions

High-stakes tests are a barrier for students, say supporters, but the proposed policy will result in lowered expectations for students, other advocacy groups say.

May 21, 2014

Florida Could Shift Alliances for English-Language-Proficiency Standards, Tests

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart is recommending that Florida join a 35-state consortium known as World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment.

May 16, 2014

Stage Set for Two-Year Common-Core Tussle in Missouri

After several attempts by lawmakers to ban the common core outright in Missouri, the state is on the verge of developing a new set of standards over two years.

May 15, 2014

Another State Facing Major Uncertainty Over Common-Core Tests

Michigan has become the most recent state to face big questions about its assessment plans under the Common Core State Standards.

May 13, 2014

Wyoming Tells Schools to Prepare for Next School Year Without a Waiver

The Wyoming Department of Education has told its schools to prepare for life without a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act for the 2014-15 school year.

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The proposed teacher-evaluation system would value professional development and replace an outdated model of judging educators, Texas K-12 chief Michael Williams said.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

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