Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed legislation stripping Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of her K-12 authority. Hill has sued to overturn the law.
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January 30, 2013
January 29, 2013
Voucher lobbyists in Wisconsin include three former Republican speakers in the state Assembly. Vouchers could also expand into Tennessee and North Carolina in 2013.
January 28, 2013
Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitch Chester praised Gov. Deval Patrick's 2013 budget proposals for K-12, and defended the Common Core State Standards in an interview.
January 24, 2013
The Illinois State Board of Education is slated to vote on a proposal from Superintendent Christopher Koch to raise cut scores on state reading and math tests.
January 24, 2013
A recent Florida Supreme Court decision on the state pension system could be influencing Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to raise teacher salaries.
January 17, 2013
New Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has proposed that a 1 percent K-12 funding increase in fiscal 2015 be awarded based on student performance.
January 15, 2013
New York is about to adopt strict new gun control policies and create "school safety improvement teams" following the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
January 11, 2013
Although both Education Week and StudentsFirst released state K-12 rankings in the second week of January, there were several differences in how the rankings worked.
January 10, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, Maryland received top marks in Education Week's annual Quality Counts report, followed by Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Arkansas.
January 08, 2013
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has recommended suspending some tests in 2013-14 to help the state prepare for the Common Core State Standards.