The latest state to complete a review of the standards is Arkansas. But its review has led to a somewhat unusual, if not unique, recommendation.
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July 30, 2015
July 09, 2015
The Arkansas state board voted to use the ACT Aspire test instead, concluding a public spat over which common-core exam the state would use next year.
June 29, 2015
House Bill 64, the biennial 2015-17 budget that lawmakers sent to Gov. John Kasich, prohibits the state from purchasing the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam
June 23, 2015
Earlier this month, the Arkansas board of education voted 7-1 to continue using the PARCC exam, but Gov. Asa Hutchinson is refusing to go along.
June 19, 2015
With much support from educators, Arkansas has joined 13 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.
June 11, 2015
The Arkansas Times reported that the board's 7-1 vote not to switch to the ACT Aspire test for 2015-16 school year was a "surprising rebuke" of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
June 08, 2015
Arkansas was one of 10 states, along with the District of Columbia, to use the PARCC test in the 2014-15 school year.
April 24, 2015
In vetoing a review, Gov. Phil Bryant said he could not let it "become law under the guise that it would lead to the demise of common core."
March 26, 2015
Johnny Key, who did not meet earlier prerequisites for the commissioner's job, served in the state legislature from 2003 to 2013 and at one time led the state Senate education committee
March 20, 2015
The school used technology to connect with educators around the country and personalize learning for students.