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August 23, 2013

Virginia School Boards Seek to Stymie New State-Run District

The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.

August 20, 2013

Common Core Support, and Opposition, Increase in K-12 Policy Poll

A poll published by Education Next shows both support and opposition to the common core growing in 2013, with the latter nearly doubling.

August 20, 2013

School Choice Program in Alabama Challenged in Federal Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new tax-credit scholarship program that Alabama lawmakers approved earlier this year.

August 16, 2013

Bowen Leaving Maine Department to Work at Chiefs' Group

Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced he is leaving his position to work on strategic innovation at the Council of Chief State School Officers.

August 15, 2013

Rudy Crew's Exit and K-12 Finance Shifts Make Waves in Oregon

From teacher evaluations to state K-12 funding and leadership turnover, education has generated several different story lines in 2013.

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.

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