It's been almost a year since Indiana and Pennsylvania officially withdrew from national Common Core tests, but testing organization still lists the two states as members on its Web site.
“They've been inactive for quite some time,” said David Connerty-Martin, spokesman for federally funded Common Core testing group Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), of Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Connerty-Martin didn’t explain why the two states are still listed, promising more information before hanging up the phone, then not returning repeated inquiries. The most recent departure from the consortium was Tennessee, which left last month and was subsequently taken off PARCC’s public list of member states. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has also issued letters withdrawing his state from PARCC, but the state superintendent and board of education are attempting to block his withdrawal.
PARCC and the other national Common Core testing group, known as Smarter...
A lawsuit from a Florida union would eliminate school choice for many low-income students and effectively kill a program to help students with autism and other special needs.
The lawsuit would also wipe out the state’s new education savings account program and an expansion to the tax-credit scholarship program.
The Florida Education Association and other plaintiffs argue lawmakers did not follow proper procedure in passing a new school choice law this year, but does not claim that the...
In the wake of a California court decision finding union rules send the worst teachers to the neediest students, the Obama administration has released a plan attempting to solve that problem, but without demanding an end to teacher tenure.
In its “Excellent Teachers For All” initiative, embedded within waivers of the federal No Child Left Behind law, the Obama administration is requiring states to regularly report on their plans to get better teachers into low-income schools.
The initiative is...