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April 15, 2014

Louisiana Officials Squabble Over Fate of PARCC Tests

As in South Carolina, Louisiana is experiencing a dispute between state officials over whether PARCC tests should be given to students.

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.

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.

March 24, 2014

Indiana Gov. Pence Voids 2010 Adoption of Common Core State Standards

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill voiding the state's previous adoption of the common core, but there's more to the story in a state that is moving quickly to adopt its own home-grown standards.

March 20, 2014

Community Engagement and School Spending: Coming Together in California

California school districts are sorting through new steps to create their budgets under a state formula that emphasizes low-income students and English-language learners.

March 14, 2014

Communicate Better About Standards and Tests, Duncan Urges State Boards

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged state policymakers to better communicate about transitions to new standards and tests, and to move faster toward digital classroom materials.

March 11, 2014

Gov. Cuomo's Common-Core Fix-It Panel: Improve Public Trust in N.Y.

A set of recommendations from a panel convened by N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo are intended to put the common core back on course in the Empire State.

March 10, 2014

Another Helping of Hoosiers: Teacher Licensure, Common Core, and More

Issues that will occupy Indiana education officials include potentially problematic changes to teacher licensure, and a new state assessment to match Indiana's forthcoming new standards.

February 28, 2014

Indiana House Repeals Common-Core Adoption; Bill Moves Closer to Gov.'s Desk

Both chambers of the Indiana Legislature have approved a bill to void the state's 2010 common core adoption and it now heads to conference committee, but there's more to the story.

February 25, 2014

Draft Indiana Standards Get Chilly Response at Public Hearing

A hearing in Indiana on new standards to replace the common core in that state drew many skeptical reactions from the public, along with concern from some teachers.

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