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October 07, 2014

StudentsFirst Names Walton Family Foundation K-12 Adviser as New President

StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.

October 07, 2014

Keep Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics Classes Separate, Say Georgia Teachers

Georgia actually began using an integrated math instructional pathway in 2008, before it implemented the common standards. That move has been the subject of much debate over the last few years.

October 07, 2014

Ohio Releases Statistics on Use of Restraint and Seclusion

Columbus, the state's largest district, shows a much higher rate of the practice compared to the other districts that have reported information thus far.

October 03, 2014

'Aren't There 3,000 States?' The Ad Wars for Calif. K-12 Superintendent

Less than a month ago, a new California political poll showed the race for California schools superintendent between incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck to be a virtual dead heat

October 03, 2014

Common-Core Testing Market Dominated by Familiar Players

An Education Week review of federally funded, common-core testing contracts shows McGraw-Hill/CTB, Pearson, and ETS winning the biggest deals.

October 03, 2014

Third-Year Scores From Common-Core Tests Released by Kentucky

Kentucky has released scores from last year's reading and math assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Scores largely increased, but significant achievement gaps remain.

October 01, 2014

'Trusted Online Learning Environment' Focus of New Calif. Law

The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, or SOPIPA, prohibits operators of online educational services from selling student data and using such information to target advertising to students.

September 30, 2014

Watch: Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal

A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.

September 29, 2014

Repeal of Bilingual Education to Go Before California Voters

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow California voters to consider overturning a 16-year-old state law that restricts the use of bilingual education in public schools.

September 29, 2014

Charlie Crist 'Pathetic' for School Choice Reversal, Top Florida Republican Says

The head of Florida House's K-12 appropriations subcommittee says that if Gov. Rick Scott wins reelection, big changes could be in store for how school funding works.

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