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May 13, 2013

Common Core and 'Smile Intensity': Together at Last?

As Missouri lawmakers consider requiring a review of the common core, some of its critics link it to a federal report on facial recognition technology.

May 09, 2013

Charter School Caps Looking for Big Lift in Texas, Massachusetts

Massachusetts and Texas lawmakers are considering whether to lift caps on the number of charter schools.

May 07, 2013

Tax-Hike Vote Looms for Colorado K-12 Funding Overhaul

Colorado lawmakers have approved a big K-12 funding overhaul, but voters must still approve a tax hike to fund it.

May 06, 2013

Kentucky Common-Core Testing Snafus Upset Lawmakers

Kentucky has stopped the scoring of constructed-response items on common-core-based tests, and experienced separate test-related technical glitches.

May 02, 2013

Don't Say 'Reformer'

Education reform group StudentsFirst has apologized for calling a Tennessee lawmaker who sponsored anti-gay legislation one of its reformers of the year.

May 01, 2013

What Does Indiana's Common-Core Legislation Really Mean?

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said a bill heading to Gov. Mike Pence won't actually "pause" the Common Core State Standards in Indiana.

April 30, 2013

Florida Parent-Trigger Bill Fails in Senate: New Year, Same Vote

The Florida Senate voted down proposed parent-trigger legislation by a 20-20 vote for the second straight year.

April 29, 2013

Parent-Trigger Video in Florida Prompts 'Astroturf' Allegations

A video featuring Florida parents supporting "parent-trigger" legislation has caused controversy in the state.

April 29, 2013

Bill to 'Pause' Common Core in Indiana Heads to Governor

The Indiana Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Mike Pence that would require a "pause" in implementing the common core.

April 25, 2013

Michigan House Approves Budget Stripping Common Core Funds

The Michigan House of Representatives has approved a budget stripping funding from the Common Core State Standards; the measure now moves to the state Senate.

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