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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.

June 17, 2014

Understanding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Veto of a 'Pro-Common Core' Bill

What did the "pro-common core bill" vetoed by Louisiana's governor really say, and where is the split in GOP governors' positions on the common core?

June 17, 2014

Approved Calif. Budget Includes More Common-Core Funding, Pre-K Expansion

There's significantly higher funding for career education, early learning, and the common-core transition in the budget Golden State lawmakers passed June 15.

June 16, 2014

In Federal-State Relations on Education Policy, Should Locals Get Priority?

A June 13 panel of education officials and analysts agreed that empowering local officials to create their own solutions is often the best approach.

June 13, 2014

Washington State's High Court Threatens Sanctions Over K-12 Finance Overhaul

Washington state's Supreme Court court has warned lawmakers that they could be held in contempt over K-12 funding, with a variety of possible sanctions.

June 13, 2014

White House Unveils Online 'Hub' to Connect Schools With Ed-Tech Resources

The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.

June 12, 2014

Judges Say Kan. Legislators Met K-12 Equity Order; Adequacy Question Open

A panel of judges in Kansas has ruled that state lawmakers satisfied an order from the state Supreme Court to make its K-12 finance system more equitable

June 12, 2014

Graduation Rates Key to New Accountability Formula for Rural Alaska Schools

Small rural and alternative schools in Alaska will soon be rated with a different formula than that which is used for other schools

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