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October 02, 2013

Common Core 'Freeze' Begins in Michigan; Stalemate in Indiana?

The common core spending freeze began in Michigan Oct. 1, while the standards' fate in Indiana remains murky following a legislative report.

September 26, 2013

New Mississippi K-12 Chief Carey Wright Has D.C., Md. Background

Mississippi has chosen Carey Wright, a former administrator in D.C. and Maryland public schools, to be its new state superintendent.

September 26, 2013

Common Core Given Boost by Key Michigan House Vote

A key vote in the Michigan House education committee could undo a budgetary freeze on common-core spending in the state.

September 25, 2013

Tracking Down Florida's Status With Common-Core Testing Group

There seems to be some disparity between Gov. Rick Scott's public comments on a common-core testing consortium and his official correspondence on the matter.

September 19, 2013

Who's in Charge of Florida's Decision About Common-Core Tests?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said he is mulling a variety of ways for the state to alter or eliminate its role in a common-core testing consortium.

September 17, 2013

Florida Names Pam Stewart Commissioner, Removing Interim Tag

The Florida Board of Education named Pam Stewart the state's new education commissioner on Sept. 17.

September 13, 2013

U.S. Education Law Needs Updating Badly, Say State and Local Officials

Groups including the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers are strongly urging an NCLB reauthorization.

August 22, 2013

Review of Common Core Demanded by Georgia Gov. Deal

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, has requested the state school board to conduct a new evaluation of the Common Core State Standards.

August 02, 2013

A Conservative Kansas Board Member on Supporting Common Core

A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.

July 29, 2013

Common Core and Evaluations: Are Teachers 'Going Crazy'?

Officials at the recent National Association of State Boards of Education annual conference express anxiety about how teacher evaluations will work as common core is implemented.

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