State board elections in 2014 led to new members and new tension between Commissioner Robert Hammond and board members, including over the common core and aligned tests.
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April 24, 2015
April 24, 2015
In vetoing a review, Gov. Phil Bryant said he could not let it "become law under the guise that it would lead to the demise of common core."
April 22, 2015
Common-core-repeal bills are failing widely in state legislatures this year, but will bills to review the standards fare any better?
April 21, 2015
Although the Texas Senate has approved the bill, the Texas House of Representatives has historically been hostile to private school choice legislation.
April 15, 2015
A school shooting at a Colorado high school in 2013 has spurred a proposal to lower the threshold for districts' liability in such cases, but local K-12 officials are critical of the idea.
April 14, 2015
The lead K-12 budget writer in the Texas House of Representatives wants to change how schools in the second-largest state by enrollment are funded. How does his plan look?
April 13, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is pushing for cuts to K-12 spending and other policy changes in his biennial budget, but how are his various priorities progressing in the legislature?
April 09, 2015
The passage of the bill is the culmination of months of pressure in Florida to reduce the amount of testing as well as its consequences students, teachers and schools.
April 07, 2015
On April 3, senators voted to place a 45-hour cap on the amount of time students could spend on state-authorized, standardized tests every year.
April 02, 2015
In 1990, Kentucky adopted a sweeping K-12 policy overhaul to fix what the state Supreme Court ruled the previous year was an invalid system of public schools.