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October 12, 2015

What Counts as Proficient on the PARCC Exam? Arkansas Moves Up the Limbo Stick

Arkansas joins Ohio as a state that will report PARCC scores differently than the testing consortium when it comes to student performance.

September 29, 2015

NCLB Waiver Extended for Texas, But With a Red Flag for Teacher Evaluations

The department was initially really strict when it came to teacher evaluation, but it has become much more flexible recently.

September 29, 2015

When Schools Get a Failing Grade (Some) Voters Rush to the Polls, Study Says

On average, North Carolina voters whose local school failed to make AYP had higher turnout in the next school board election by 5 to 8 percentage points, according to a Duke University study.

September 29, 2015

Pledging a Do-Over on Common Core, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces New Task Force

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced the Common Core Task Force on Sept. 28. It will study the standards and aligned exams and make those recommendations by the end of 2015.

September 28, 2015

Arizona Gov. Ducey's K-12 Council Pushes Policy Shifts for Funding, Charters

The Classrooms First Initiative Council published its initial recommendations to change the K-12 funding formula earlier this month.

September 24, 2015

New California Lawsuit Alleges State Has Manipulated Education Funding

The suit, filed Sept. 22, alleges that California has failed to properly calculate the minimum amount of state funding for education under the state constitution.

September 23, 2015

Texas Adopted Tougher Math Standards, Then Test Scores Went Up. What Happened?

Anticipate lower proficiency rates on standardized tests. That's what happens, people say, when you adopt tough new standards and tests. Well it's not what happened in Texas.

September 22, 2015

Colo. Supreme Court Upholds Lawmakers' Cuts to School Funding

The Dwyer v. Colorado ruling is the state Supreme Court's second major decision regarding K-12 finance in the past two years.

September 21, 2015

Dispute Over Validity of Common-Core Exam Ignites New Florida Testing Fight

There's a new political dispute over assessments in Florida. This one involves a study about the common-core test given to students earlier this year.

September 16, 2015

Federal Judge Rejects La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's Bid to Block Common Core

In a 33-page ruling, Judge Shelly Dick comprehensively rejected the Republican governor's arguments and denied his quest for a preliminary injunction.

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