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April 16, 2014

Teachers Anxious as Policymakers Waffle on Common-Core Decisions

The indecision about the common-core standards in many states has led some teachers to believe that policymakers are leaving them in the lurch.

April 15, 2014

Louisiana Officials Squabble Over Fate of PARCC Tests

As in South Carolina, Louisiana is experiencing a dispute between state officials over whether PARCC tests should be given to students.

April 14, 2014

S.C. Chief Declares State Will Leave Smarter Balanced After All

South Carolina Superintendent Mick Zais said he's withdrawing the state from Smarter Balanced regardless of what the state school board voted to do.

April 14, 2014

In Move Hailed by Advocates, Iowa Defines Dyslexia in Change to State Law

The move marks a shift in Iowa's "non-categorical" method of providing specialized service to children with disabilities.

April 11, 2014

In About-Face, S.C. State Board Votes to Stick With Smarter Balanced Test

Despite a state education department official's announcement April 3 that the state would withdraw from Smarter Balanced, the state board voted not to do so April 9.

April 09, 2014

Loss of NCLB Waiver Looms for Washington State This Month

Evergreen State is on course to become the first state to lose its flexibility from the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 08, 2014

K-12 Group Wants to Highlight Common Core Successes, But Delay High Stakes

The Learning First Alliance said that it wants to be a resource for states struggling to regroup and take more time to get the common core right.

April 07, 2014

Kansas Budget Overhaul Includes Changes to School Choice, Teacher Tenure Policies

A school-finance package approved by Kansas lawmakers in response to a court ruling gives districts greater flexibility if they seek local tax increases.

April 04, 2014

South Carolina Withdrawing From Smarter Balanced Testing Consortium

The move by South Carolina to leave the testing consortium comes at a time when common core is facing political opposition in the state.

April 03, 2014

Bill Challenging Common Core Rejected by Louisiana Lawmakers

A bill that would have required Louisiana to develop new standards to replace its adoption of the common core died in the House of Representatives.

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