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  • Feds deny NCLB spending waiver after Oklahoma repealed Common Core | Daily Oklahoman
    The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday denied a request by the state’s top education official to extend a flexibility waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act, a decision that will place restrictions on nearly $30 million in annual federal funding for local school districts beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
    NCSL research on Common Core standards
  • La. governor sues feds claiming Common Core violates states' rights | The Los Angeles Times
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has sued the Obama administration, joining a conservative-led effort to challenge controversial national education standards knows as the Common Core, which Jindal says violate states' sovereignty.
    NCSL research on Common Core standards.
  • Feds forgive $391 million in Katrina disaster loans | New Orleans Times-Picayune
    Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the government has forgiven $391 million in disaster loans for Louisiana, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That's 95.5 percent of the Katrina-related disaster loans.
  • Court will hear Arizona Medicaid appeal | Arizona Republic
    The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of an appeals-court decision that could unravel the Medicaid expansion she fought for last year.
  • Health care premiums fall in Arkansas | The Washington Post
    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said Wednesday that most health-care customers will pay less for their plans next year, a relief to state residents — and to the Democratic senator trying to hold onto his seat in one of the country’s most expensive elections.
  • Calif. legislature votes 'Yes means yes' | USA TODAY
    The state Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday that, according to its sponsor, will change how campus officials investigate sexual assault allegations.

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