Just weeks before Ohio children return to school, conservative lawmakers, who are opponents of the Common Core, introduced a last-minute bill yesterday to block new and more-rigorous curriculum guidelines championed by governors and education leaders.
Project-based learning school Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy, part of Zanesville (Ohio) High School, will open up to grades seven and eight for the next school year after being open only to grades nine to 11 this past year.
A hard-fought effort to place the Wake County school board’s multi-billion-dollar real-estate portfolio under the control of Wake County commissioners was turned back by the state House in a bipartisan vote.
Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold ‘‘failing’’ schools accountable. But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade, Bennett’s education team frantically overhauled his signature ‘‘A-F’’ school grading system to improve the school’s marks.
About 200 charter schools are seeking an injunction that would prevent the Arizona Department of Education from recouping more than $5 million in classroom-site funds that state officials say it overpaid the schools.