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October 17, 2013

As Few as Three Test Responses Separate A from F Schools in Okla., Study Says

Oklahoma's A-F school accountability system places too much weight on test questions and hides low performance by needy students, an October study reported.

October 09, 2013

Funding Showdown Pits Court Against Legislators in Kansas

A potential constitutional fight might emerge between Kansas legislators and state judges over school spending, with a Supreme Court ruling on the way.

September 26, 2013

Common Core Given Boost by Key Michigan House Vote

A key vote in the Michigan House education committee could undo a budgetary freeze on common-core spending in the state.

September 19, 2013

Who's in Charge of Florida's Decision About Common-Core Tests?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said he is mulling a variety of ways for the state to alter or eliminate its role in a common-core testing consortium.

August 29, 2013

Common Core Roundup, Featuring a Florida Bill and Toni Morrison

Common core news developments continue in various states as lawmakers consider the standards in Alabama, Florida, and Michigan.

August 29, 2013

Second Lawsuit Targets Alabama School Choice Law

A second lawsuit in under two weeks, this one backed by a state teachers' union, is challenging the new tax-credit scholarship program in Alabama.

August 15, 2013

Rudy Crew's Exit and K-12 Finance Shifts Make Waves in Oregon

From teacher evaluations to state K-12 funding and leadership turnover, education has generated several different story lines in 2013.

August 06, 2013

School-Choice Legislation Wins Big in States This Year

In 2013, 13 states expanded, created, or revised school-choice legislation covering tax-credit scholarships, vouchers, and home schooling.

August 05, 2013

Recriminations Continue for Tony Bennett, A-F School Accountability

The fallout from the resignation of Tony Bennett from Florida's top K-12 job continues in Indiana and elsewhere.

July 29, 2013

Common Core and Evaluations: Are Teachers 'Going Crazy'?

Officials at the recent National Association of State Boards of Education annual conference express anxiety about how teacher evaluations will work as common core is implemented.

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