The Morning Cram [tik tik tik edition]

Dec 31, 2013

From NPR: The seconds left in 2013 are slipping away. And you know what else is slipping away? The seconds left in your life. Luckily for you, there's a new product called a Tikker, a wristwatch that counts down your life

Kentucky: Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is now president of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Western Kentucky Republicans have landed Texas Governor Rick Perry to headline a fundraiser focusing on efforts to flip control of the Kentucky House. More than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled for medical coverage through the state-operated insurance marketplace.

Illinois: Illinois officials say the $7 million announced for efforts to move incarcerated non-violent offenders into community-based programs comes from the state's general revenue fund.

Tennessee: The Tennessee School Boards Association has a new website designed to answer parents' questions about public schools.