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October 21, 2014

Oklahoma Wants Its NCLB Waiver Back, Right Now

The Sooner State stands a very good chance of getting its waiver back. It's just a question of when.

October 18, 2014

Under Pressure, Okla. Hires Measured Progress to Oversee Winter Tests

Oklahoma officials scrambled to find a testing vendor for exams required for high school graduation, after another company, McGraw-Hill Education CTB, backed out.

October 16, 2014

Regents' Approval of Standards Could Help Oklahoma Regain NCLB Waiver

Now that Oklahoma's institutions of higher education have given its standards the OK, the Sooner State has suddenly found itself in a position to regain NCLB flexibility.

October 03, 2014

Tiny Oklahoma District Fights State Grade Based on Disabled Students' Test Scores

The Peckham district in northern Oklahoma, which enrolls about 100 students in grades K-8, has about 30 students with disabilities and has seen its state ranking plummet to F over two years, based in part on student test scores.

October 03, 2014

After McGraw-Hill/CTB Backs Out, Oklahoma Looks for Testing Vendor

A major testing company has said it won't perform winter tests for Oklahoma, after state officials delayed approval of a contract for the work.

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.

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