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July 10, 2014

Bitter Feud Boils Over in Indiana Regarding State's Shaky NCLB Waiver

A resolution from a state board member regarding Indiana's NCLB waiver started an angry argument between the state superintendent and some board members.

July 09, 2014

After Cyber Attacks, Kansas Board Votes to Not Report Test Scores

The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?

July 09, 2014

Illinois Moves Towards Significant Shift in How Schools are Funded

The Land of Lincoln wants to change its funding formula to help more students in need, but does the new plan actually come with more money?

July 08, 2014

More States Supporting Bilingualism With Special Seals on Diplomas

Biliteracy "seals" that recognize high school graduates with fluency in two or more languages are catching on in more states.

July 08, 2014

A District-Level Effort to Replace the Common Core State Standards

The Manchester district in the Granite State has worked to develop its own content standards. How do they differ from the common core?

July 07, 2014

In N.J., Calls for Pausing Impact of Common-Core Tests Run Aground

Despite the move by many states to delay the impact of common-core tests on accountability policies, one Republican governor has signaled his state won't follow suit.

July 03, 2014

La. Graduation Flexibility Law Creates 'Significant Concerns' for Ed. Dept.

The new measure allows IEP teams to create graduation requirements, but that may end up running afoul of current federal policy, according to a recent letter to John White, the state's school chief.

July 03, 2014

Protest of Pearson Common-Core Testing Contract Rejected

New Mexico's state purchasing agent, Lawrence O. Maxwell, has denied a protest of a major common-core testing contract that was filed by the American Institutes for Research.

June 30, 2014

Michigan Drops Common-Core Test, But Might Still Use Its Questions

Michigan will not administer the Smarter Balanced test in 2014-15, but there's more to the story when it comes to the state's next assessment.

June 30, 2014

Which States Are Role Models for Common-Core Implementation?

A Center for American Progress report highlights states and districts that it believes are implementing common core the right way.

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