Tom Kimbrell of Arkansas becomes the latest of many state superintendents to announce that they're leaving their jobs in 2014.
Kentucky will consider making additions to the Common Core State Standards, while a legislative panel in North Carolina says the state should drop the standards.
State education agencies need to delegate more responsibilities to outside groups and slim down in light of past failures, a new report states.
"The extent to which the political conversation rose up on the right and on the left was surprising, because we've been talking about this for four years," Tennessee Commissioner Huffman said.
Four state education chiefs say they remain committed to using the Common Core State Standards and holding schools and teachers accountable for their progress.
Negotiations over accountability for tax-credit scholarship students in Florida highlights competing desires for many state lawmakers.
A state panel led by Gov. Mike Pence and state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz recommended that the state board approve a new set of content standards.
Democratic legislators in California are pushing for an expansion of early education, but they may not get a lot of help from fellow Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown.
"I have made the decision to wind down the organization over the coming months," inBloom CEO Iwan Streichenberger said in a statement.
A plan in Tennessee to delay the administration of PARCC tests by one year is heading to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature.