Indiana becomes first state to withdraw from Common Core (AP): Indiana’s legislature has approved a bill that removes the state from the Common Core standards and instead calls for the implementation of new benchmarks for students. Some critics are opposed to the new plan because they say it is too similar to Common Core.
Nevada voters to decide “margins tax” that would help fund education (Reno Gazette-Journal): Voters in Nevada are considering a ballot initiative that would tax businesses generating $1 million or more in gross annual income. Advocates say the measure is needed because state law makes it nearly impossible for legislators to pass significant tax increases.
Teaching appeals to professionals looking for second, third careers (The New York Times): With the economy slowly improving, many school districts are hiring again, and the Labor Department predicts teaching jobs will grow by 429,000 over the next decade.
- California schools roll out new standardized tests (Los Angeles Times)
- Veteran kindergarten teacher: I quit (The Washington Post)
- New syllabus archive opens the “curricular black box” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Girl shaves head for pal, breaks school dress code (The Denver Post)