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April 24, 2013

Minnesota 'Innovation Zones' Focus on Tech, Workforce Skills

A pair of "innovation zones" created in the state of Minnesota will allow districts to experiment with technology and other education models.

April 24, 2013

School Safety Legislation Since Newtown

View state legislative activity on school safety since the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012.

April 24, 2013

Alabama Anti-Common-Core Bill Dies; Rhetoric Turns Bizarre

The Alabama Senate has killed a bill that would have required the state to drop the Common Core State Standards.

April 22, 2013

Just How 'Wink-Wink' Was a Deal on N.Y. Teacher Evaluations?

New York's education department says districts SINGULAR? AT LEAST ONE?--MB violated agreements over how new teacher evaluations would impact employment decisions.

April 22, 2013

A 'Secret Plan' to Completely Change Michigan Public Schools

A plan under discussion in Michigan would create "Michigan Education Cards" that students could use like vouchers in state public schools.

April 18, 2013

How Far Will Anti-Common-Core Bill Go in Alabama?

On April 17, the Alabama Senate Education Committee voted to approve a bill requiring the state to drop the common core.

April 17, 2013

Series on Group Home Abuses Earns Journalism Honor

California Watch's reporting on problems with the state-run police force tasked to protect the vulnerable residents of California group homes was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service.

April 15, 2013

Education Department: Testing Policy Does Not Violate Student's Rights

Mary Washer, an Oklahoma high school student with severe disabilities, was not able to use a particular accommodation to pass required state tests.

April 15, 2013

How Will Michelle Rhee's Policy and Politics Work Fare in States?

The long-term impacts of a possible cheating scandal in D.C. Public Schools on StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee's advocacy group, are not yet clear.

April 11, 2013

Fla. May Alter Grad Requirements, Put Algebra 2 On Chopping Block

The Florida Senate has approved major changes to high school graduation requirements that involve career pathways and Algebra II.

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