The American Institutes for Research has reached out to PARCC to try to resolve a dispute over a lucrative, and controversial, common-core testing contract awarded to Pearson.
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July 10, 2014
June 25, 2014
The American Institutes for Research, in its protest over a common-core testing contract, argues that Pearson and PARCC are behaving like "business partners."
June 20, 2014
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 03, 2014
New Mexico officials have set a June 18 deadline to receive arguments in a protest filed by the American Institutes for Research over a major contract for common-core testing.
May 28, 2014
A state judge in has blocked the award of a major PARCC contract to Pearson until an appeal by a rival testing contractor can be heard.
May 06, 2014
The American Institutes for Research, an organization that provides testing services, has filed a lawsuit in New Mexico state court to try to halt the awarding of a major contract to a rival, Pearson.
April 01, 2014
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund files suit on behalf of parents of ELLs and poor students, arguing that New Mexico's funding and K-12 reform initiatives are not providing a sufficient education.
December 19, 2013
A state senator wants voters to decide whether to create an elected state school board that would pick the state superintendent, now chosen by the governor.
March 11, 2013
New Mexico K-12 chief Hanna Skandera may go another year without being officially confirmed by the state legislature.
March 03, 2013
Confirmation hearings for acting secretary of education Hanna Skandera in New Mexico took a decided turn towards the sensational yesterday, as testimony revealed details of the inner workings of what is looking more like a political machine advancing the combined interests of education "reformers" and the companies whose interests they are often found to serve. Skandera has been strongly supported by New Mexico's Republican governor Susana Martinez, but these revelations could throw a monkey wrench into the process.