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April 14, 2014

S.C. Chief Declares State Will Leave Smarter Balanced After All

South Carolina Superintendent Mick Zais said he's withdrawing the state from Smarter Balanced regardless of what the state school board voted to do.

April 11, 2014

In About-Face, S.C. State Board Votes to Stick With Smarter Balanced Test

Despite a state education department official's announcement April 3 that the state would withdraw from Smarter Balanced, the state board voted not to do so April 9.

April 08, 2014

K-12 Group Wants to Highlight Common Core Successes, But Delay High Stakes

The Learning First Alliance said that it wants to be a resource for states struggling to regroup and take more time to get the common core right.

April 07, 2014

Uncle Sam Out: Senators Demand Feds Keep Dollars Away from Standards

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and other federal lawmakers want to "prohibit federal interference in determining state education standards and curriculum."

April 07, 2014

Kansas Budget Overhaul Includes Changes to School Choice, Teacher Tenure Policies

A school-finance package approved by Kansas lawmakers in response to a court ruling gives districts greater flexibility if they seek local tax increases.

April 04, 2014

South Carolina Withdrawing From Smarter Balanced Testing Consortium

The move by South Carolina to leave the testing consortium comes at a time when common core is facing political opposition in the state.

April 03, 2014

Bill Challenging Common Core Rejected by Louisiana Lawmakers

A bill that would have required Louisiana to develop new standards to replace its adoption of the common core died in the House of Representatives.

April 01, 2014

State Adoptions of the Common Core: Updating Our Map

We needed to revise our map to keep you abreast of the national state of play on the standards. And we'll continue to do so as the landscape changes.

April 01, 2014

Tracking Common-Core Backlash in State Legislatures

Amid all the noise, to what extent are states actually considering hedging their involvement with the common core or dropping it altogether?

March 27, 2014

Fuzzy Common-Core Warfare in Oklahoma Could Cement a Precedent

A push against the common core in Oklahoma is gathering momentum in the state legislature, but seems to hold unclear consequences for the standards.

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