Current News

 
06/03/14: Kansas Loosens Teaching Requirements for Some Classes

The Kansas legislature passed House Bill 2506 requiring the State Board of Education to implement new regulations before July 1.

 
06/06/14: New York State Sets Focus on English-Learners

New York's Board of Regents approved the Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success this spring, aiming to increase accountability and opportunities for bilingual and dual-language instruction for students who do not speak English as their primary language.

 
06/03/14: Kentucky Schools to Implement New Science Standards This Fall, Report Says

Kentucky will implement its Next-Generation Science Standards for students in grades K-12 in the fall. Teachers will design curriculum, develop new units, and teach the standards to students over the course of the school year, and they will receive training over the summer.

 
06/04/14: Texas HS Students Show Improvement in STAAR End-of-Course Results

Preliminary statewide results from the Texas Education Agency reveal strong passing rates for high school students taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I, and U.S. History.

 
06/04/14: Georgia Drops CRCT, EOCT Tests for a New Student Progress Assessment System

The Georgia Department of Education has announced that it will implement the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System in the 2014-15 academic year.

 
06/04/14: Feds OK 1-Year Grace Period on Mississippi School Rating System

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) granted a one-year waiver on Mississippi's school and district rating system for the 2013-14 school year as the state moves to Common Core State Standards.

 
06/04/14: Common Core Standards Well-Known, Widely Supported in Washington, Poll Finds

A telephone survey of 900 adult residents of Washington state by the Partnership for Learning reveals that 44 percent are familiar with the Common Core State Standards, and of those respondents, 69 percent support them.

 
06/10/14: FTC Voices Concern for Potential Sale of Student Data by ConnectEdu

The Federal Trade Commission sent a letter of concern to the court handling the bankruptcy case of education technology company, ConnectEdu.

 
06/10/14: USED Releases Overview of Data Inventory Beta Site

The Department of Education released an overview explaining its Data Inventory site that includes data collected as part of grant activities, along with statistical data collected about the state of U.S. education.

 
06/10/14: FTC Releases, "Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability" Report

The FTC published the results of its study of nine data brokers and found that there is a lack of transparency and accountability as well as a need for Congressional legislation.