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November 21, 2014

S.C. Ruling on Funding May Open Way for More Early Education, Advocates Say

Early childhood education advocates in South Carolina see an opportunity to expand services now that a 21-year-old legal battle has been decided in favor of better funding for poor and rural regions of the state.

November 13, 2014

S.C. Supreme Court Rules For Poor, Rural Districts in Lawsuit

The ruling found that the state has failed to provide an adequate education for students in poor and rural districts.

November 13, 2014

S.C. Supreme Court Rules For Poor, Rural Districts in Equity Lawsuit

The ruling brings a 21-year-old legal battle over school funding to an end and orders state lawmakers and school districts to craft an agreement on South Carolina's K-12 funding formula.

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.

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?

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