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September 19, 2013

State School Takeover News from Massachusetts and Virginia

Four schools in Massachusetts are facing state takeover based on 2013 test scores, while momentum builds behind a lawsuit over takeovers in Virginia.

September 18, 2013

Battling Chronic Absences: Report Examines States' Prevention Plans

A new report highlights the millions of students chronically absent from school, and the best approaches states are taking to address the problem.

September 17, 2013

Business Executives Push Common Core Hard: Is it Moving?

The first of two business meetings in one week designed to bolster support for the common core is taking place in Washington Sept. 17 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

September 12, 2013

Tenn. Chief Slammed by More Than 60 Local Superintendents

A letter from more than 60 Tennessee school superintendents protests the way K-12 policy has been handled by state superintendent Kevin Huffman.

September 11, 2013

Tom Luna Regrets Focus on Vote-Counting in Idaho K-12 Overhaul

Tom Luna expressed regret over his political approach to his signature 2011 K-12 laws that were overturned in the 2012 elections.

August 29, 2013

Common Core Roundup, Featuring a Florida Bill and Toni Morrison

Common core news developments continue in various states as lawmakers consider the standards in Alabama, Florida, and Michigan.

August 29, 2013

Second Lawsuit Targets Alabama School Choice Law

A second lawsuit in under two weeks, this one backed by a state teachers' union, is challenging the new tax-credit scholarship program in Alabama.

August 27, 2013

U.S. Justice Department: Some La. Districts Shouldn't Get Vouchers

The federal government is seeking to prevent future vouchers from being awarded in Louisiana districts under desegregation orders.

August 23, 2013

Indiana Governor Creates New K-12 Agency, Irritating State Chief

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced a new Center for Innovation and Career Education on Aug. 23, a move that irked Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.

August 23, 2013

Virginia School Boards Seek to Stymie New State-Run District

The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.

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