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June 26, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court Asked to Invalidate Law Repealing Common Core

Members of the Oklahoma state school board and others seek to overturn a law repealing common core in that state, saying it gives the legislature too much power over standards.

June 26, 2014

Picking a Common-Core Test in Districts: The Picture So Far in Massachusetts

Districts have the option of picking one of two state tests for the 2014-15 school year, so which test has proven more popular so far?

June 25, 2014

Vendor Protesting Common-Core Contract Levies Criticism at PARCC, Pearson

The American Institutes for Research, in its protest over a common-core testing contract, argues that Pearson and PARCC are behaving like "business partners."

June 25, 2014

Primary Update: Oklahoma Chief Janet Barresi Loses; Plus S.C. Results

Janet Barresi, the current Oklahoma state superintendent, was walloped in the state's GOP primary Tuesday, by former state board member, Joy Hofmeister.

June 23, 2014

With Common Core as Backdrop, Legislators Seek Power Over Standards

Ten states have adopted laws in the last 18 months that place new restrictions or other requirements on state school boards as they consider adopting standards

June 20, 2014

Wisconsin Investigating Voucher Use by Students With Disabilities

Voucher supporters say that information from the investigation will be used to damage choice programs in the state.

June 20, 2014

Florida Governor Approves Bill to Expand Tax-Credit Scholarship Program

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that will expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program to a larger range of students.

June 20, 2014

N.Y. Teacher Evaluations Getting Surgery to Alter Impact of Common-Core Tests

New York state lawmakers have approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill changing the impact of assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards when it comes to teacher and principal evaluations.

June 20, 2014

Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle

New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.

June 18, 2014

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Declares State Dumping Common Core, PARCC Tests

Louisiana's governor wants the state to "develop our own standards and our own tests," but he will likely have a fight on his hands with the state schools' chief and board still backing the common core.

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