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October 22, 2014

Common-Core Review Process Initiated by Tenn. Gov. Haslam

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Oct. 22 that the state will soon begin a public "vetting" of the Common Core State Standards through a state-run website.

October 21, 2014

Southern States Must Fix 'Infrastructure of Opportunity' in K-12, Report Says

The MDC report also highlights case studies of how communities in the South are tackling challenges related to education.

October 20, 2014

Polls Show Early Education Popular in Battleground States

The next step for advocacy groups is to get candidates to support the initiatives, says Kris Perry, the executive director of the First Five Years Fund.

October 20, 2014

Two Decades After Landmark Spending Bill, Mass. Seeks Review of K-12 Budget

For the first time in about 15 years, Massachusetts lawmakers will formally review the state's landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 to consider significant changes to how school funding works.

October 16, 2014

Teacher-Tenure Law in Louisiana Upheld by State's Highest Court

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state law changing teacher tenure and evaluations approved in 2012 is constitutional, after a challenge by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

October 14, 2014

Torlakson, Tuck Talk Federal Power, Teachers' Unions, in Calif. Chief's Race

Incumbent Tom Torlakson stresses his opposition to some federal policies, while challenger Marshall Tuck says despite union opposition to him, he agrees with many positions held by the California Teachers Association.

October 10, 2014

Testing Company DRC Protests Award of Contract in South Carolina

The Data Recognition Corporation is protesting a South Carolina award to the ACT company to conduct grade 3-11 tests, a contract potentially worth $58 million.

October 08, 2014

Feds Seek More User-Friendly K-12 Environment for States With New Office

The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

October 07, 2014

StudentsFirst Names Walton Family Foundation K-12 Adviser as New President

StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.

October 07, 2014

Keep Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics Classes Separate, Say Georgia Teachers

Georgia actually began using an integrated math instructional pathway in 2008, before it implemented the common standards. That move has been the subject of much debate over the last few years.

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