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July 25, 2018
In his final months as Tennessee governor, Haslam reflects on his education legacy
In a wide-ranging interview, the outgoing Republican governor talks about achievement gains, TNReady disappointments, pre-K challenges, and what's next.
DeVos on offense
January 16, 2018
DeVos criticizes Bush-Obama policies, saying it’s time to overhaul conventional schooling
One era of federal involvement in education is over, Betsy DeVos said Tuesday, in some of her most expansive public remarks since taking over the department last year.
on the record
March 28, 2017
‘We need an opposite narrative’: Chancellor Betty Rosa on her year of trying to reshape New York’s education debate
What does Chancellor Betty Rosa think about her first year on the job? We sat down with her to find out.
January 20, 2017
What Trump’s inauguration means for one undocumented Nashville student-turned-teacher
Carlos Ruiz is a graduate of Nashville public schools and a high school Spanish teacher in Denver. He's also an undocumented immigrant.
August 4, 2016
As Memphis’ last public housing project closes, neighborhood schools and families scramble
Foote Homes has been home to tens of thousands of students to attend downtown Memphis schools since the 1940s. But that’s about to change.
October 25, 2015
New York looks to tweak rollout of Common Core English Regents exam
The proposal to revive an older Regents English exam comes as the Obama administration issues a mea culpa for its role in pushing unpopular testing policies.
July 6, 2015
Two Tennessee teachers receive Presidential Award
A Memphis science teacher and a Montgomery County math teacher receive the 2015 Presidential Award for excellence in their craft.
June 18, 2015
Daniels, Peterson recall the birth of charter schools at Mind Trust event
The dinner and panel discussion attracted a full house of 750 invitees to the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
February 6, 2015
Obama at Ivy Tech: U.S. must 'be creative' to help students reach college
The president urged states' education leaders, from K-12 education to higher education, to work together in providing new, low-cost opportunities for students to earn credentials so they can enter the workforce earlier and earn higher wages.
August 28, 2014
Indiana celebrates NCLB waiver win, but questions remain
Four months after Indiana was stunned to be put on a form of probation by the U.S. Department of Education, there was widespread relief today with federal officials approved the state's request to extend a waiver that releases schools from possible sanctions under No Child Left Behind. But there was also a sense that Indiana wasn't entirely out of the woods yet.
July 21, 2014
NYC signs onto Obama’s push to give young minority men a lift
New York City is among 60 of the nation’s largest urban school districts that are pledging to help President Barack Obama push an initiative to improve…
February 4, 2014
Senate votes to reject Common Core
Indiana legislators took a substantial step toward doing away with the Common Core today when the Senate voted to void the state's 2010 decision to adopt the learning standards. The 36-12 vote saw only Democrats vote against it. Under the bill, Indiana can no longer follow Common Core standards as of July 1.
In the spotlight
January 29, 2014
Q&A with the NYC kid who caught Obama's attention
Estiven Rodriguez talks about his high-profile visit to Washington, D.C. and gives his recipe for success as a Spanish-speaking kid who couldn’t understand his teachers on his first day of school.
January 29, 2014
Senate bill aims to kill Common Core in Indiana
Lawmakers could move to dump Common Core as Indiana’s official state standards under a bill the Senate Education Committee will consider Wednesday. A provision in Senate Bill 91, written by Sen. Scott Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, is focused squarely at killing Common Core in Indiana.
January 15, 2014
Indiana's move away from Common Core becomes clear
Indiana appears to be on the verge of a final turn away from Common Core standards. Gov. Mike Pence made clear in his strongest words…
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