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June 12, 2014

Incoming Arkansas Superintendent is Long-Time School Administrator

The Arkansas Board of Education has selected Tony Wood, the current deputy commissioner at the state education department, to be its new state education commissioner.

June 12, 2014

Graduation Rates Key to New Accountability Formula for Rural Alaska Schools

Small rural and alternative schools in Alaska will soon be rated with a different formula than that which is used for other schools

June 04, 2014

S.C. Governor Signs Bill Requiring State to Replace Common Core

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, has signed a bill mandating the replacement of the common core with new state standards in 2015-16.

May 29, 2014

Common-Core Repeal Bill Faces a Potential Constitutional Problem

The National Association of State Boards of Education is concerned about at least one legislature's attempt to increase its oversight of content standards.

May 01, 2014

S.C. State Board Chairman to State Chief: Sorry, Smarter Balanced Stays

South Carolina lawmakers may be about to drop the Smarter Balanced test, but the state board chairman and state superintendent continue to battle over the assessment.

April 28, 2014

Common-Core Testing Group Officially Loses Another State

Smarter Balanced has made S.C. Superintendent Mick Zais' controversial decision official, and no longer lists the state as a consortium member.

April 28, 2014

Indiana Finally OKs Standards to Replace Common-Core Adoption

After months of debate, the Indiana state school board voted to adopt new standards that in many ways mirror the Common Core State Standards.

April 21, 2014

Standards Slated to Replace Common Core in Indiana Clear First Hurdle

A state panel led by Gov. Mike Pence and state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz recommended that the state board approve a new set of content standards.

April 18, 2014

S.C. State Board Boss Lambasts Mick Zais, But Has Dim Hopes for Smarter Balanced

The chairman of the South Carolina state board, Barry Bolen, blasted Superintendent Mick Zais, saying that the board retained the authority to pick the state's assessment.

April 17, 2014

Experts Pick Apart Indiana Standards Set to Replace Common Core

Analysts are weighing in on the final draft of Indiana's new content standards, which are due for approval by the state board on April 28.

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