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July 22, 2013

Texas Seeks Waiver From Feds on Test Exemptions

Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.

July 19, 2013

Compulsory Education Should Be Axed, Utah Lawmaker Says

A Utah politician wants to end compulsory education for students, saying that parents should have a choice in the matter of schooling.

July 19, 2013

A Chat With the 'Repeal Common Core' Bill Sponsor in Ohio

Ohio Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, talked about his bill that would repeal the Common Core State Standards in the state.

July 18, 2013

Controversy in K-12 Aside, For-Profits Are Big Players in Nation's Preschools

As many as half of the nation's children who regularly attend early-childhood programs do so in for-profit environments, an author estimates.

July 17, 2013

Lawmaker Buy-In Hard to Come By for Federal Preschool Expansion

While early education has bipartisan support, the Obama administration's $75 billion proposal for expanding state preschool is still struggling for traction.

July 16, 2013

Florida Relaxes A-F School Accountability for Common-Core Transition

The Florida State Board approved a relaxation of the state's A-F accountability system at the behest of state K-12 chief Tony Bennett.

July 15, 2013

'Hybrid Districts'? Michigan's K-12 Boss Pushes His Vision

Michigan's state superintendent wants new "hybrid districts" as a step towards larger countywide school systems.

July 12, 2013

Teachers Call for Ouster of Tennessee Ed. Boss After Pay Overhaul

The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.

July 09, 2013

Lawsuit Aims to Strike Down New Charter Law in Washington State

A coalition of K-12 advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit against Washington state's new charter law, alleging it is unconstitutional.

July 03, 2013

School Voucher Expansion Approved in Wisconsin, With Two Twists

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, approved a voucher expansion in the state July 1, but issued two vetoes that may displease school choice advocates.

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