TENNESSEE: The state legislature votes to delay Common Core tests one year and drop its commitment to the federally funded national tests. Gov. Bill Haslam, a Common Core supporter, says he will sign the bill.
SOUTH CAROLINA: The state superintendent will pull South Carolina from national Common Core tests, he said a week after the state board of education voted to keep them. The week before that, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) told school districts to stop Common Core pilot tests underway, since the state was pulling out. Schools are confused about how to respond.
OKLAHOMA: In a heated re-election race, the state superintendent takes opposite positions on Common Core, all in one week.