South Dakota’s use of Common Core standards will stand after a legislative committee voted down Monday two bills that would have supplanted the standards and kept some of the state’s students from taking tests based on those standards.
A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would make parental involvement in their child’s education part of the new public school teacher evaluations created under New Jersey’s recently enacted tenure reform law.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is addressing educators in Washington today on the issue of student data — everything from attendance and health records to test scores and disciplinary data.
If efforts in the Alabama Legislature to repeal the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, the Alabama version of the Common Core standards, are successful, it could be expensive for the state department of education and local school systems.
Florida is one of the 45 states that’s adopted the education standards known as Common Core. The idea is that, for the first time, students will have the same rigorous, educational goals regardless of where in the country they attend school.
Just five weeks after a New Milford, N.J., family filed a federal lawsuit, a major standardized-testing consortium tasked with writing exams tied to the Common Core has agreed to speed up its timeline for making Braille practice tests available, according…
A coalition of Chicago Public Schools parent groups is calling for students to skip the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, which is being replaced this year by another test as a key element for promotions and eligibility for elite schools.
Experts in early childhood education say preschool programs have lasting benefits for children — but some think public pre-K resources should be focused on just low-income kids. While one study found that test-score gains from federally funded pre-K vanished by…
Voters will decide school budgets next week without any signal from the Legislature as to the statewide education tax rate.
Teachers are in line for a possible $2,000 increase in their base salaries under a $6 billion spending plan approved by the New Mexico Legislature, but there's some uncertainty over the raise.
Every now and then someone in education policy (Arne Duncan) or education philanthropy (Bill Gates) or the media (Malcolm Gladwell) will say something about why class size isn’t really very important because a great teacher can handle a boatload of kids.
Parts of Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial teacher tenure law passed in 2012 are unconstitutional, a Monroe judge ruled Friday (Feb. 21). Fourth Judicial District Judge Benjamin Jones upheld a decision he made in Augustthat said the law violates the constitutional rights of…
As tens of thousands of parents begin the application process for prekindergarten spots, City Hall has to find classroom space and staff to fulfill de Blasio's goals — as well as settle the dispute over funding the expansion. The success…
Luzerne County school districts have collectively seen well over $1 million evaporate from special-education funding in the past year.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he had a productive meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Sunday to discuss options to preserve the state’s waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law.