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July 29, 2013

Tony Bennett's Overhaul of Indiana's A-F Grading Linked to One School

Emails obtained by the Associated Press show former Indiana K-12 chief Tony Bennett pushing to change the state's accountability system after seeing one school's mediocre performance.

July 29, 2013

Common Core and Evaluations: Are Teachers 'Going Crazy'?

Officials at the recent National Association of State Boards of Education annual conference express anxiety about how teacher evaluations will work as common core is implemented.

July 25, 2013

Charters Push for Help Finding, Financing Buildings

How much funding, if any, charters receive from state and local sources varies widely from state to state.

July 24, 2013

Survey Finds State Officials Confident in Common Core

A survey of high-ranking state education officials finds sees little chance of the Common Core State Standards being reversed this school year, despite opposition within some states.

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.

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