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March 04, 2015

Tucson's Ethnic Studies Courses Don't Violate Ban, Arizona Chief Rules

The district risked losing up to $15 million in state funding over courses that former Arizona public schools Superintendent John Huppenthal said violated a 2010 state ban on ethnic studies. His successor, Diane Douglas, has overruled him, leaving the funding intact.

March 04, 2015

Are We Actually Engaging Them? A Key Lens for Educational Investment

A study group of state board members outlines policy recommendations for increasing student engagement in learning.

March 04, 2015

When Will State Boards of Education Review Their Standards?

While state legislatures have become the focus of anti-common-core politics, state boards have their own role to play.

March 03, 2015

Ark. Governor Wants New K-12 Boss, But State Must First Change Rules

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson,a Republican, wants an ex-legislator to lead the state's public schools, but the governor needs a change to state law first.

March 03, 2015

Big Fla. Districts Report Online-Testing Woes; Some Exams Suspended

"It's not a problem [the district itself] can fix," said a spokeswoman for the 260,000-student Broward County district regarding early Florida testing problems.

March 03, 2015

Report: State Policies Largely Unclear on Testing Opt-Out Policies, Consequences

Ohio and New Mexico provide clear possible consequences for students if they opt out, but the majority of states don't directly address such ramifications, a study finds.

February 26, 2015

Federal Judge Rules Gov. Jindal's Common-Core Lawsuit Can Proceed

U.S. District Court Judge Shelly D. Dick ruled that Jindal proved to the court's satisfaction that he had a right to sue the federal government over the common core.

February 26, 2015

Missouri Judge: Smarter Balanced Consortium is 'Unlawful Interstate Compact'

A Missouri judge wrote that the federally funded testing consortium, which developed tests aligned to Common Core State Standards, was never authorized by the U.S. Congress.

February 24, 2015

Indiana Voucher Enrollment Jumps Nearly 50 Percent From Last Year

In total, Hoosier State students were eligible to receive almost $116 million in voucher funds this school year, compared to $81 million last year.

February 24, 2015

Louisiana Chief White Proposes Somewhat Familiar Common-Core Compromise

Superintendent John White revives an idea about testing that he first proposed last summer, and says tweaks to the common core may not be out of order.

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