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December 03, 2013

ALEC Ed. Agenda for 2014: Course Choice, Student Data 'Backpack Act'

The free-market-oriented organization is considering draft bills dealing with school choice and a state records database with academic information on individual students.

December 02, 2013

Oklahoma Department Defends Integrity of A-F School Accountability in New Study

The study from the Oklahoma education department about A-F grades said an October report critical of the system was in fact misleading in several ways.

December 02, 2013

Smarter Balanced Remains Best Common Core Testing Option, Michigan Dept. Says

Compared to other tests from groups including ACT and Amplify, the study said Smarter Balanced assessments remained the best choice for Michigan.

November 26, 2013

Gov. Deal's Ouster of School Board Members Upheld by Ga. Supreme Court

The court said Georgia's historical precedent clearly allowed for the state to remove local officials under certain circumstances.

November 25, 2013

Challenge to Charter-School Law in Wash. State Now in Judge's Hands

Foes of the 2012 state law allowing charters say it runs afoul of the state constitution, but its defenders say it's a key piece of the state's education policy shift.

November 22, 2013

Legal Complaint Claims 'Coercion' in Oregon Common-Core Guidance

The Oregon complaint targets the state school boards association, while a teachers' union in Maryland has also filed a grievance regarding work on common-core aligned curriculum.

November 21, 2013

Louisiana K-12 Chief Sets 10-Year Timeline for Common-Core Accountability

High school students will not take the common-core-aligned exam in 2015, state Superintendent John White announced, under a plan giving Louisiana schools a decade to meet score expectations.

November 21, 2013

Group Seeking End to Missouri Teacher Tenure Got Help from K-12 Chief Nicastro

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said she did nothing improper in reviewing and making recommendations about a 2014 ballot initiative's language.

November 20, 2013

A Chat With Leader of 'Don't Send Your Child to School' Protest

An organizer of the protest day against common core says her work is just beginning, while a "Moms Against Duncan" group recently started.

November 19, 2013

Two-Year Transition to Common-Core Tests Approved in Massachusetts

Florida superintendents have also requested a three-year delay in common-core implementation, but that state's school board doesn't appear sympathetic to the idea.

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