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August 08, 2012

Rudy Crew Dissatisfied With Districts' Goals in Oregon

Oregon Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew said he is dissatisfied with the goals set in school districts' "achievement compacts" with the state.

August 08, 2012

Wyoming Ditches State Test, Despite Feds' Preference

Wyoming lawmakers took another step in discontinuing an exam for high school juniors in favor of the ACT, despite a request from Washington that the state keep it in place.

August 07, 2012

Advocates Allege Harsher Discipline for Black Students in Five Fla. Districts

The complaints claim that black students—who do not constitute a majority in any of the five counties—represent a disproportionate number of students who are suspended, expelled, placed in alternative settings, and arrested at school.

August 07, 2012

State Budgets Appear Stable, but Concerns About 'Uncertainty' Remain

State budgets heading into fiscal 2013 appear stable for the most part but are still vulnerable, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

August 03, 2012

New Jersey 'Takeover' Plan: Devious or Clear-Cut?

A school advocacy group in New Jersey says the state has a below-the-radar plan to take over schools and eliminate union contracts, but officials deny the charges of secrecy.

August 02, 2012

Investigation Reveals Ethics Problems for Ohio Superintendent

An investigation by the Ohio inspector general's office has revealed misconduct by Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan W. Heffner related to a conflict of interest.

July 31, 2012

Florida Education Commissioner Robinson Resigns

Florida Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson informed Gov. Rick Scott (R) that he would resign from his position on Aug. 31, after serving as the state's schools chief for roughly a year.

July 31, 2012

Open School Chiefs Jobs Located in GOP-Controlled States

Three states, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Texas, are looking to fill state superintendents' positions, and all three are controlled by Republican politicians.

July 27, 2012

Race to Top, Waivers Require Follow-On Commitment, N.Y. Chief Says

New York Commissioner of Education John King told those at a Center for American Progress event he is concerned with matching strong accountability measures and high levels of teacher and school support.

July 25, 2012

'Kids Count' Study: States Defy Neat Categories in Ed. Performance

A report on education indicators by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that persistent gaps remain among states on the basis of race and other factors.

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