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August 14, 2013

Standoff in Pa. Continues as $45M for Philly Schools Still Frozen

A stand-off has emerged between Philadelphia public schools and state Republican leaders as the city system grapples with financial problems.

August 09, 2013

Common Core: How Much is it Damaging Test Scores?

New York, California and Wyoming have all reported broad declines in students' test performance this year, attributing the drops in varying degrees to the Common Core State Standards.

August 08, 2013

Indiana Chief Finds 'Manipulation' of School Grades

Indiana superintendent Glenda Ritz says a preliminary examination shows "manipulation" of school grades under former K-12 chief Tony Bennett in 2012.

August 08, 2013

Idaho Wireless Contract Stirs Controversy

Most eligible schools in Idaho have signed on to participate in a state-wide Wi-Fi contract, despite state lawmakers' concerns about how the deal was arranged by state schools chief Tom Luna.

August 07, 2013

Tests Aligned to Common Core in New York State Trigger Score Drops

Test scores in New York state dropped dramatically as students adjusted to the new assessments aligned to the common core.

August 07, 2013

States' Common-Core To-Do Lists Topped by Tests, Curricula

The Common Core State Standards will drive major changes in instruction and curricula, most respondents in a survey of state education officials say.

August 06, 2013

School-Choice Legislation Wins Big in States This Year

In 2013, 13 states expanded, created, or revised school-choice legislation covering tax-credit scholarships, vouchers, and home schooling.

August 05, 2013

Recriminations Continue for Tony Bennett, A-F School Accountability

The fallout from the resignation of Tony Bennett from Florida's top K-12 job continues in Indiana and elsewhere.

August 02, 2013

A Conservative Kansas Board Member on Supporting Common Core

A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.

August 01, 2013

Tony Bennett to Resign as Florida Education Commissioner

Tony Bennett was slated to resign as Florida's education commissioner on Aug. 1, following stories about Indiana's A-F system in 2012.

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