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May 2, 2019
One finalist for Michigan’s top education job is out, which means another will enter the race
If Brenda Cassellius formally withdraws from consideration for the Michigan state superintendent's position, another finalist could be added.
April 24, 2019
These three finalists have a shot at becoming Michigan’s next state schools superintendent
The three finalists for the state superintendent's job from Michigan include two local superintendents and the former head of Minnesota schools.
March 26, 2019
Last minute addition of A-F grading system by Michigan lawmakers may not meet federal guidelines
As deadline looms for rollout of A-F school accountability law in Michigan, new guidance says it conflicts with federal rules
February 13, 2019
Michigan schools have expelled fewer students, but that may not be cause for celebration
Expulsions in Michigan are down, but does that mean fewer students are getting kicked out of school for long periods of time?
November 14, 2018
A state board decision on two long-struggling Pueblo schools could affect the entire district
Heroes Middle School and Risley International Academy of Innovation have spent the last eight years on a watch list for low-performing schools.
Updated November 7, 2018
Colorado State Board of Education incumbents sail to victory
The biggest task in front of the board right now is determining what happens to low-performing schools.
April 7, 2018
What’s next for Colorado schools ‘on the clock’? This bill would show the way
Colorado's school accountability law is silent about what should happen if students still aren’t learning in the years following state intervention.
February 5, 2018
Tennessee’s special education population is changing under its new academic intervention program
State education leaders hail a personalized learning program launched in 2014 for improved equity statewide and a decrease in special education referrals.
January 26, 2018
Colorado students would have to do science to learn it under new standards
A standards review committee has recommended Colorado adopt a modified version of Next Generation Science Standards. That could mean a big change in the classroom.
Social studies switch
May 12, 2017
At 11th hour, lawmakers mandate a whole semester of Tennessee history, but don’t specify where it will fit
Tennessee now will have to adjust proposed new social studies standards that the State Board of Education was poised to approve following a lengthy review.
May 11, 2017
State board gives initial support to plan for struggling Adams 14 district and high school
Adams 14 received initial approval for a plan to partner with an Arizona-based company to improve district schools, but has to better define the company's role.
May 4, 2017
Lawmakers want a whole semester of Tennessee history — but aren’t sure how schools can fit that in
The proposal emerges as the state is poised to adopt new social studies standards that include fewer state-specific facts.
April 21, 2017
Tennessee’s long journey to new social studies standards nears its finish line
The State Board of Education approves revised and shortened standards in the first of two votes, but debate continues over state-specific facts.
April 20, 2017
Tennessee reveals quicker exit plan for schools in the Achievement School District
A school will return to its local district if it improves and stays off of two consecutive “priority lists, or if it fails to improve.
A reason to HOPE?
April 12, 2017
HOPE Online charter school would dodge closure under state plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe
The meeting with the state board comes after HOPE failed to improve during the last seven years.
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