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September 02, 2014

Tutoring Companies Stand to Cash In on States That Lose Waivers

Tutoring companies see an opportunity in states shifting back to No Child Left Behind's requirements, like Washington State and Oklahoma.

August 28, 2014

Oklahoma Loses Waiver Over Academic Standards; Indiana, Kansas Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education approved No Child Left Behind waiver extensions for Indiana and Kansas, but not Oklahoma, which abandoned the common core earlier this summer.

August 27, 2014

New York Takes First Step Toward Universal Pre-K

A massive universal, full-day prekindergarten program begins in New York state with the first of five annual grants of $340 million.

August 27, 2014

Primary Round-Up: Races Across the Country Showcase Education Issues

High-profile governor and state education chief races in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, and Vermont highlight the common core and education funding as top campaign issues.

July 16, 2014

Common-Core "Review" Bill Will Be Signed by N.C. Gov. McCrory

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced July 16 that he will sign a bill that will initiate what he says is a "review" of the Common Core State Standards.

July 15, 2014

Oklahoma Law Repealing Common Core Upheld by State Supreme Court

The plaintiffs had argued that the law usurped the rightful power of the state school board to develop and have final say over content standards.

July 03, 2014

Push for School Storm Shelters Renewed Through Oklahoma Petition Drive

Efforts to fortify schools in the Tornado Alley state have stalled since a deadly 2013 tornado.

June 26, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court Asked to Invalidate Law Repealing Common Core

Members of the Oklahoma state school board and others seek to overturn a law repealing common core in that state, saying it gives the legislature too much power over standards.

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 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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