Preview of Common Core Battle in Florida Legislature

florida-state-flag

Tampa Bay Times staff writer Jeffery Solochek wrote a brief preview of the Common Core debate to take place in the Florida Legislature next session. Solochek wrote: Lawmakers filed bills in both the House and Senate to halt the standards in 2014, but each died in their first committee without hearing. Gov. Rick Scott and […]

What Assessment Is Louisiana Taking? It’s Not PARCC

louisiana-state-flag-2

Mercedes Schneider wrote a good piece on Friday that points out that Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White says Louisiana is taking the PARCC assessments, but there is no way the state could possibly be administer PARCC. An excerpt: It is clear that Pearson is responsible for the PARCC assessments. It is also clear on […]

A Recall Effort Before Diane Douglas Takes Office?

Diane Douglas

Common Core advocates are starting to organize to recall Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction-Elect Diane Douglas before she even takes office.

Will a Republican Congress End NCLB Waivers and Race to the Top?

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

When the new majority Republican Congress gavels in this January will they work to scale back Federal involvement in education that has grown under Obama?