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February 21, 2013

NAEP Performance for 'Mega States' a Mixed Bag

A report released Feb. 21 examined NAEP results for the five largest states by enrollment.

February 21, 2013

School Takeover Authority Gets Nod in Virginia

Virginia is poised to create a system through which the state would take over management of struggling schools.

February 20, 2013

Texas Legislators Vent Over STAAR Testing Fallout

Texas lawmakers are calling for major changes to the state's testing and accountability system.

February 19, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor's Education Budget Inspires 'New Pencils'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed funding increases for K-12, but that hasn't necessarily made funding advocates in the state happy.

February 15, 2013

Common-Core Tests in Georgia Show "Drops" in Math Proficiency

The share of students scoring not proficient on a common-core-aligned algebra test in Georgia increased from the previous math test.

February 06, 2013

Voucher Program Should Expand in Indiana, Says Gov. Pence

New Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, wants the state's private-school voucher program to expand in 2013.

February 05, 2013

Texas School Finance System Violates State Constitution, Judge Says

A Texas judge has ruled that the state's K-12 funding system is inadequate, setting up a showdown in the state supreme court.

February 04, 2013

Common Core Foes Ponder Next Steps But Don't Root for Failure

Foes of the Common Core State Standards want states to innovate and non-traditional public schools to avoid the increased "regulation" from the common core.

February 01, 2013

Gay Students' Sexual Activity Would Be Reported Under Tenn. Bill

A Tennessee state senator has proposed legislation requiring school officials to report gay students' sexual activity to their parents.

January 30, 2013

Charters Poised to Expand in Mississippi...If Lawmakers Can Agree

Both the Mississippi house and senate have passed bills to expand the number of charter schools in 2013, but there are significant differences between them.

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