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June 24, 2015

Jindal Declares 2016 White House Run; Brings Record on Standards, Choice

Gov. Bobby Jindal's K-12 record in the Pelican State is heavy on the Republican's varied positions on the Common Core State Standards, and on his support for school choice.

June 23, 2015

PARCC Showdown in Arkansas as Governor Tries to Kill Test

Earlier this month, the Arkansas board of education voted 7-1 to continue using the PARCC exam, but Gov. Asa Hutchinson is refusing to go along.

June 22, 2015

Maine Leaves Common-Core Test Consortium

The legislation means that Maine will have to search for a new English/language arts and math assessment for the 2015-16 school year.

June 22, 2015

Opt-Out State of Mind: Brookings Report Examines Movement's Demographics

Data from New York state shows that wealthier districts tend to have higher opt-out rates, but don't bet your life savings on that trend.

June 18, 2015

La. Court Rules Against Gov. Bobby Jindal's Bid to Stop Common-Core Testing

A Louisiana court has ruled against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in his attempt to block state testing aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

June 17, 2015

Johnny on the Spot: Ohio Gov. Kasich, Common Core, and the 2016 Campaign

Unlike fellow Republican Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a sitting public official and common-core supporter who has parried a variety of attacks on the standards.

June 11, 2015

Arkansas Board Rejects Switch From PARCC to ACT, Defying Gov. Hutchinson

The Arkansas Times reported that the board's 7-1 vote not to switch to the ACT Aspire test for 2015-16 school year was a "surprising rebuke" of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

June 11, 2015

We Say 'Opt Out,' You Say ... Our Commentary Team on Testing Pushback

The great Commentary team at Education Week has put together a comprehensive package on perhaps the most controversial political movement in education right now.

June 10, 2015

Reading, Common Core, and Choice: Dissecting Gov. Walker's Education C.V.

Gov. Scott Walker was keen to tout his K-12 record in Wisconsin in a recent Iowa newspaper. But what are the facts, and how does the Badger State stack up to the nation?

June 10, 2015

Red Light, Green Light: How Integrated Are States' College-Readiness Policies?

Do high schools' course requirements match up with minimum admissions standards in states' higher education systems? And do all states even have definitions of "college ready"?

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