Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the chairman of the National Governors Association, said more rigorous expectations for students were important, but not the only consideration for stronger schools.
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Pam Stewart's announcement came two weeks after a powerful Florida lawmaker expressed a desire to review testing's role in public schools.
December 22, 2014
This year was characterized by intense discusssions in many states about the progress and worthiness of the Common Core State Standards and their online assessments.
December 18, 2014
What's more, states have the same concerns about college-and-career-aligned assessments, whether they are participating in one of two federally-funded consortia or not.
December 17, 2014
It's not clear how much traction any or all of these ideas will get with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder or with the Michigan legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.
December 12, 2014
The idea of the common core as a local option for districts isn't new.
December 10, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam's push to significantly alter teacher evaluations follows the governor's announcement in October that he wants a public review of the Common Core State Standards in Tennessee.
December 01, 2014
Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.
November 26, 2014
In order for an official recall election to take place, supporters have to get at least 364,000 signatures, or 25 percent of all ballots cast in the general election.
November 24, 2014
The state was the second to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and it is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.