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January 29, 2014

Wyoming State Chief Wins Court Battle Over Her Job, But War Continues

Cindy Hill has said she'll resume her previous duties as Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, but an ongoing state investigation into her conduct still could pose problems.

January 28, 2014

Legislators and Judges on K-12 Funding: Tussles Over the Balance of Power

As Kansas awaits a landmark decision on K-12 school funding, what's happening in the Evergreen State might provide a preview of fights over who controls the budget.

January 28, 2014

Minnesota Clings Onto Top Spot in NAPCS Charter Law Rankings; Ind., Miss. Rise

The composition of the ten states with the strongest charter-school law didn't change much, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

January 27, 2014

Idaho K-12 Chief Tom Luna Announces He Won't Seek Another Term in 2014

In not seeking a third term, Luna said he hopes that his decision means policy recommendations from a state task force stand a better chance of survival.

January 27, 2014

Common Core, State Chief King Rejected by N.Y. Teachers' Union

The move by the New York state teachers' union could signal new worries for common core in the Empire State, and for state K-12 chief John King.

January 24, 2014

N.Y. Seeks Permission to Give Out-of-Level Tests to Students With Disabilities

The state says this policy would allow students to be tested more accurately, but special education advocates worry such testing would lead to lowered standards.

January 23, 2014

Alabama State Board Makes Changes to Common Core. Or Does It?

The state board agreed to change how the standards will work in Alabama schools, but didn't explicitly alter the common core or add new standards.

January 22, 2014

New York Governor, N.Y.C. Mayor Spar Over Pre-K Funding

A proposed tax hike of .55 percentage points on wealthy New York City residents has become a sticking point in the fight over early-education in New York state.

January 22, 2014

New York Not the Only State Looking to 'Review' Common Core

In addition to New York, lawmakers in South Dakota and Tennessee are considering reviews or pauses to common-core implementation and common-core-aligned tests.

January 17, 2014

South Carolina Gov. Haley Vows State Will Ditch Common Core

In remarks made on Jan. 16 to a local Republican Party club, Haley said she would "absolutely" sign a bill that would repeal the common core in South Carolina.

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