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Cuomo panel on Common Core proposes key fixes

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…

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Panel advances parent trigger bill in House

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.

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Early-Years Data Push a Touchy Topic in Delaware

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…

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Markell, former Vermont governor, tout Common Core

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.

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