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August 26, 2014

New Teacher Evaluation Flexibility for Waiver States Irks Washington State Ed. Chief

Washington State education chief Randy Dorn sounds off against Sec. Arne Duncan's decision to allow waiver states to delay tying student test scores to teacher evaluations.

August 25, 2014

School Spending Under Spotlight in Florida Gubernatorial Race

Education spending has gotten plenty of attention in Florida's heated gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist.

August 21, 2014

Judge Rules Voucher Program in North Carolina Is Unconstitutional

North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood has ruled that the state's school voucher program is unconstitutional because the program does not "accomplish a public purpose."

August 20, 2014

Wyoming K-12 Chief Hill Fails to Topple Incumbent Governor in GOP Primary

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill fell short in her Republican primary attempt to unseat Gov. Matt Mead, one of her political enemies.

August 19, 2014

Judge Lifts Jindal's Suspension of Common-Core Tests in Louisiana

A Louisiana judge has granted a preliminary injunction that lifts the suspension of the tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards imposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal nearly two months ago.

August 19, 2014

Taking the Risk

A district's transformation has been rewarding and inspiring, but it takes changes in state policy to make such transformations the norm.

August 18, 2014

Connecticut Education Commissioner Pryor Announces Departure

The co-founder of a charter school in Connecticut before he became state chief, Stefan Pryor attracted opposition from teachers' unions during his nearly three-year tenure.

August 18, 2014

New Skirmish Over N.Y. Common-Core Tests: Artificially Boosting the Scores?

New York state K-12 officials deny that they deceived the public by gaming how recent state assessments were scored, but others aren't so sure.

August 18, 2014

Top ACT Executive Will Resign; Search for Successor Begins

Jon Whitmore, a former university president who has been with the ACT since 2010, says he will retire from the testing organization in August of 2015.

August 15, 2014

Judge: Common Core Can Stay in Louisiana Schools During Lawsuit

A Louisiana judge denies an attempt by state legislators to require schools to immediately stop using the Common Core State Standards while their lawsuit challenging the standards is pending.

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