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March 25, 2014

School-Finance Overhaul in Kansas Could End Early-Education Push

A plan to boost school funding in Kansas in the wake of a court ruling could mean Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to increase pre-K spending won't succeed.

March 24, 2014

Indiana Gov. Pence Voids 2010 Adoption of Common Core State Standards

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill voiding the state's previous adoption of the common core, but there's more to the story in a state that is moving quickly to adopt its own home-grown standards.

March 24, 2014

Arizona Supreme Court: School-Choice Savings Accounts Can Continue

The highest court in Arizona has declined to review a ruling from a lower court last year that upheld a savings account program using state per-student funding.

March 20, 2014

Survey: School Districts Squeezed for Money, Time in Implementing Technology

Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.

March 20, 2014

Community Engagement and School Spending: Coming Together in California

California school districts are sorting through new steps to create their budgets under a state formula that emphasizes low-income students and English-language learners.

March 19, 2014

Race to the Top Reports Size Up Progress of Common-Core Implementation

Reports on states' progress with Race to the Top plans show that states are at significantly different stages of implementing the Common Core State Standards.

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.

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