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June 30, 2014

Michigan Drops Common-Core Test, But Might Still Use Its Questions

Michigan will not administer the Smarter Balanced test in 2014-15, but there's more to the story when it comes to the state's next assessment.

June 25, 2014

Primary Update: Oklahoma Chief Janet Barresi Loses; Plus S.C. Results

Janet Barresi, the current Oklahoma state superintendent, was walloped in the state's GOP primary Tuesday, by former state board member, Joy Hofmeister.

June 12, 2014

Promotion of 3rd Graders Tied to Reading Scores Under New S.C. Law

Third graders in South Carolina who cannot demonstrate reading proficiency on a state test will be held back starting in the 2017-18 school year, according to legislation just signed by the governor.

June 11, 2014

South Carolina Chief's Primaries Head to Run-Offs; Zais-Backed Candidate Out

The primary races in the South Carolina superintendent's election are headed to June 24 run-offs, with two Republicans and two Democrats set to face each other.

June 11, 2014

South Carolina Dumps Common Core But 'Doesn't Have Time' to Do Major Rewrite

The Palmetto State is fast-tracking its new standards so they're ready for legislative approval in January.

June 10, 2014

North Carolina's Common-Core 'Repeal' Bills, Through the State Chief's Eyes

Will North Carolina be the next state to step back from the common core, and how does its state superintendent feel about the recent activity?

June 04, 2014

South Carolina Becomes the Second State to 'Un-Adopt' Common Core

Even though South Carolina has jettisoned the common core, its new standards won't take effect until 2015-16.

June 04, 2014

S.C. Governor Signs Bill Requiring State to Replace Common Core

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, has signed a bill mandating the replacement of the common core with new state standards in 2015-16.

May 29, 2014

Common-Core Repeal Bill Faces a Potential Constitutional Problem

The National Association of State Boards of Education is concerned about at least one legislature's attempt to increase its oversight of content standards.

May 16, 2014

Judge Rules Against New Mexico in Special Education Funding Case

The state is trying to fight an Education Department decision that it had not put enough money into special education in the 2010-11 school year.

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