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Illinois to Implement New Common Core Testing

Illinois is one of 17 states that plan to implement the Partnership of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) next school year.


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Missouri House Endorses Student Transfer Bill

A proposal to overhaul a Missouri school transfer law won state House approval Wednesday after lawmakers pared back provisions that could allow some students to attend a private school at local taxpayers’ expense.


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States Pushing Back Against New Set Of Uniform Educational Benchmarks

Some states are pushing back against a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states and are being widely put in place this school year.



Lawmakers Blast DESE, Call For Roll Back on Some Education Standards

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted the national “Common Core” standards in 2009.