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December 01, 2014

With Governor's Race on Horizon, Sen. Vitter Changes Stance on Common Core

Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.

December 01, 2014

Missouri Must Stop Payments for Common-Core Test, Judge Orders

Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green issued the order on Nov. 25 as part of a court case brought by a group of Missourians who are challenging the state's membership in Smarter Balanced.

November 26, 2014

Arizona Teacher Announces Effort to Recall State Chief-Elect Douglas

In order for an official recall election to take place, supporters have to get at least 364,000 signatures, or 25 percent of all ballots cast in the general election.

November 24, 2014

NCLB Waiver Reclaimed by Oklahoma After Three-Month Absence

The state was the second to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and it is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.

November 24, 2014

What's the Best Way to Classify Michigan's Common-Core Testing Plans?

The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) test, which will be administered next spring, will include items from the Smarter Balanced assessment as well as items developed by Michigan teachers. But some will be in "field-test-only" mode.

November 21, 2014

Illinois Pension-Overhaul Struck Down by Judge, Heads to State Supreme Court

A county Circuit Court judge ruled that the legislation signed last year by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn changing the pension system violates the state constitution.

November 20, 2014

States Expanded Availability and Uses of Student K-12 Data, New Report Says

The Data Quality Campaign lists 10 "state actions" that the group believes will help public schools better utilize and share data.

November 19, 2014

Reports Shed Light on Special Education Woes in Boston, Washington State

The reports show that students with disabilities are falling far short of their typically developing peers in several areas.

November 18, 2014

Push to Eliminate Election of Indiana Superintendent Possible in 2015

Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar told the Associated Press that the group wants the governor or the state board to pick the state superintendent in 2016.

November 14, 2014

Restraint and Seclusion Rates Remain Relatively Steady Despite Policy Changes

Districts within the same state often show dramatic differences in their use of restraint and seclusion, according to a recent report from the Carsey Institute of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

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