Do the changing positions of one key K-12 policymaker in Tennessee highlight the complicated political environment for the Common Core State Standards in the Volunteer State?
The U.S. Department of Education says the Lone Star State has more than a dozen issue areas to address with its teacher evaluation system.
Rice has close ties to Bush's family, having served as secretary of state under Jeb Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, from 2005 to 2009.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State speech that, "Our education system needs dramatic reform, and it has for years." What are his plans for K-12 in 2015?
The A-F system was a highlight of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's K-12 policy changes, but it was delayed last year, and it could soon be on its way out.
"Assessments can help determine students' progress, inform instruction, and support academic growth, but too many tests fail to meet these standards," said U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, wants more money for schools, even though voters rejected a ballot measure designed to increase K-12 spending last year.
Pedro Rivera is the new state chief in Pennsylvania, while Deborah Gist could be moving from Rhode Island to an Oklahoma district.
The Mississippi state board plans to seek a new test for 2015-16, but still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.
The state board of education approved $251,000 in funds to help train school-based teams of special education staff in creating new paths for promotion for students.