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March 25, 2013

Mexican-American Studies Thriving Outside Regular Classrooms

The battle over ethnic studies in Arizona schools that led to a state ban on such courses has created broader interest in Chicano and Latino history and literature, according to the Los Angeles Times.

March 22, 2013

Connection to Education Research Elusive for States

State education officials are open to using research to base policy and practice decisions, but they say that it remains difficult to make practical use of most studies.

March 19, 2013

Arne Duncan Spars With State K-12 Chiefs Over District Waivers

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tried to assure state chiefs that he would not ignore them if NCLB district waivers were granted.

March 19, 2013

Pennsylvania Ponders Changes to Special Education Funding Formula

A system under consideration would provide more state funding for students with high-cost educational needs.

March 19, 2013

CCSSO Leader on Title I, Waivers, Common Core Tests

The executive director of CCSSO takes a long-term view of federal K-12 funding, and defends super-subgroups in NCLB waivers.

March 18, 2013

Sequestration, Common Core, Waivers Dominate Chiefs' Meeting

Cuts to federal education spending and the common core were big topics at the CCSSO legislative meeting in Washington.

March 18, 2013

ALEC Releases Model Education Bills; Foes Not Satisfied

The American Legislative Exchange Council has released several of its model bills, including those that deal with K-12 policy.

March 15, 2013

Alabama Gov. Signs Tax-Credit Bill, But Teachers' Union Vows Fight

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed a tax-credit scholarship bill March 14, but a state teachers' union will continue to oppose it.

March 15, 2013

Stop Allowing Guns to Be Openly Carried in Schools, Michigan Dem. Says

A Michigan state lawmaker wants to close what he says is a loophole allowing guns to be openly carried in schools.

March 13, 2013

Bill to Drop Common Core in Alabama Killed by State Senate

The Alabama Senate has tabled a bill that would have required the state to drop the Common Core State Standards, effectively killing the measure.

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