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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.

05/08/2014

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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.

05/01/2014

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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.

05/28/2013

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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.

03/08/2013