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May 02, 2014

Calif. Senate Committee Recommends Repealing English-Only Instructional Rule

The bill from a California senator would ask voters to change a law approved in 1998 that requires English-only instruction in public schools.

May 02, 2014

Common-Core Assessment From PARCC Gets About 20 Percent Cheaper for States

The testing consortium announced that it's lowering the cost of it's assessment to, at most, about $24 per student.

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.

May 01, 2014

Federal Waivers, an Advocacy Group, and Teacher Evaluations: A Michigan Story

Michigan lawmakers are upset with an advocacy group for invoking NCLB waivers in discussions about teacher-evaluation bills under consideration.

April 30, 2014

Two States Making Moves to Delay Accountability in Common-Core Era

Florida and Louisiana are at different stages of reconsidering their school accountability systems as they transition to new standards and tests.

April 30, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers Admit Pain in Meeting Mandated Spending Hikes

Evergreen State lawmakers say they've made some progress in meeting court-mandated spending increases by 2018, but concede in a new report there's a long way to go.

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 25, 2014

Those With Prior Authorization Can Carry Guns at School, New Georgia Law Says

The bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal would allow individuals with prior permission from public or private schools to carry a gun on school property.

April 25, 2014

Common-Core News Roundup From Ky. and N.C., Plus an Ariz. Veto

Kentucky will consider making additions to the Common Core State Standards, while a legislative panel in North Carolina says the state should drop the standards.

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