If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the legislation allowing charter schools, the number of states not allowing charters will drop to seven.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced legislation to upend the Common Core State Standards and aligned tests in that state, and give lawmakers ultimate power over replacement standards.
If Texas Gov. Greg Abbott were to sign the bill, it would be the second time in two legislative sessions that Texas lawmakers have reduced the mandatory testing burden on students.
The Kansas Legislature has approved a plan to switch K-12 spending from a formula to block grants, but the state's legal system might not approve of the change.
California's school funding formula is designed to help students in need, but do all those children receive the resources the state intends for them?
The South Carolina Board of Education adopted standards intended to replace the Common Core State Standards on March 11, after the state required new standards for the 2015-16 school year
As states roll out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, they're also considering, or reconsidering, how to use them in accountability systems.
Chiefs for Change says it wishes to focus more on building a bipartisan K-12 consensus with the backing of big-city superintendents, and is ending its affiliation with the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
The superintendent, who would answer directly to the governor, could turn those schools over to charter operators, shut them down, or change the management.
"Ongoing state investment is critical if we wish to build upon the progress that has already been made," a California lawmaker said in announcing the legislation.