As state lawmakers consider measures that aim to keep Washington’s waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the state teachers union is working to convince them that losing the waiver wouldn’t be a big deal.
An 11-member panel of educators, legislators, parents and experts is recommending changes to how New York implements Common Core by scuttling standardized testing earlier than the third grade, limiting time for test preparation and protecting student data by severing ties…
A proposal that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is advancing in the House. The so-called parent trigger legislation sponsored by Democratic Rep. John DeBerry of Memphis was approved on a voice vote in the House Education Subcommittee on Tuesday.
An Iowa retired military general on Monday explained why he thinks national security depends on U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s new preschool bill.
At a public hearing in Detroit, parents and educators expressed anger, dismay and confusion Monday about proposed changes to how special education students are taught in Michigan. Some parents fear the revisions would reduce their input into their children’s education.
Delaware is launching a plan this month to collect data on 8,500 babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and post the information on its existing Web-based databank. The project is part of an ambitious—and, to some observers, troubling—effort to link individuals' educational…
Legislation that would prohibit student test scores from being tied to teacher licensing has passed a key House panel.
Another first-period engineering class has just been derailed by a series of small frustrations: Students strolling in late. Questions met with blank stares. Smartphones used for text messages instead of research.
The District’s traditional public and public charter schools would receive a major infusion of more than $100 million next year, including tens of millions to improve services for at-risk students, under a budget proposal announced Tuesday evening by Mayor Vincent C.…
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell joined former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas on Monday to express their support for the new Common Core academic standards and the need to counter what they said was “misinformation” about the education program.
A bill introduced Monday in the Legislature would ensure that federal funding intended for the poorest students in Maine actually would benefit those students directly.
U.S. private schools have been wrestling with whether to adopt a new, nearly nationwide set of education standards adopted by public schools in all but five states, including Nebraska.
House Speaker Ray Merrick said Monday he was ordering the House budget committee to begin work immediately on resolving school funding issues after last week's state Supreme Court ruling and guidance from the attorney general that lawmakers' options were numerous.
Monroe Middle School teacher Dawn Norris hears a difference in her language arts classes since she starting using Common Core standards two years ago. It’s how the 13-year teacher knows the new standards are working.
Khyrie Brown stood outside his school and enumerated the things he was going to tell School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green on a tour of Blaine Elementary on Monday.